Kalamata ShortDocs

Creative Documentary Center
The film is available for a certain number of online screenings during the festival.

Colombia In My Arms

Ernesto is one of many FARC guerrillas who dream about a better country worth fighting for, but this time without a weapon. However, the peace agreement — aimed at ending 52 years of armed conflict — throws the polarized society into chaos, with everyone fearing for the future and their own survival. What happens to a fragile peace in an unequal country when doing the 'wrong' thing may easily be justified as the only means of struggle?

Colombia in My Arms is an intimate, strong and sincere portrait of people at the extremes of Colombian society. Through the situation of one country, this documentary reflects the human condition on a universal level.


  • Credits:
    • Directors and writers: Jenni Kivistö, Jussi Rastas
    • Poducer: Markku Tuurna
  • Awards
    • Human Rights Doc FICC Prize Human Rights Doc, Special Mention of the Jury Human Rights Doc at Festival del Cinema dei Diritti Umani di Napoli 2020
    • Mention Especiale Compétition Internationale de plus de 40 minutes, Prix Aïna Roger Esj Lille Compétition Internationale de plus de 40 minutes at Festival International du Grand Reportage d'Actualite (FIGRA) 2020
    • Dragon Award Best Nordic Documentary at Göteborg Film Festival 2020
    • Best New Nordic Voice Award New Nordic Voice - Documentary at Nordisk Panorama 2020
    • International Eye Documentary Feature at Sucre International Human Rights Film Festival 2020

    *Data is limited to before submission to PelDocFest


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