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(Carlota Valverde and Raimondo Chiari/Upside Down World)
Painter Doña Brigida of the San José de Apartadó Peace community depicts 2005 massacre.

May. 17, 2011

Jesús Emilio Tuberquia is a founding member and legal representative of the San José de Apartadó Peace Community, a mestizo group in northwest Colombia. In 1997 Jesús Emilio and 800 other small farmers claimed their territory as a neutral civilian community and refused to take up arms, provide information, logistical support or cooperate with any armed groups, including military or police. The community has since survived threats, killings, massacres, disappearances and food blockades by various armed actors, including the Colombian military.  We'll talk with Jesús about the ongoing struggle. And, film contributor Milos Stehlik checks in from Cannes.