Colombia in my Arms
In a strongly polarised world, can people find a common ground for peace? Ernesto is one of the FARC guerrillas, who after 52 years of armed conflict are about to hand over their arms in exchange for political participation and social inclusion of the poor. While Ernesto strives for a change, a passionate right-wing politician and a descendant of Spanish conquistadors both want to rescue the country. The polarised society is thrown into chaos in which everyone is afraid of the future and their own survival. Colombia in My Arms is a film that takes a close look at these controversial interests and dreams of a better Colombia.
Jenni Kivistö is completing her documentary MA in Aalto University. Her previous works include a feature documentary Land Within (DOK Leipzig) and a short film Äiti (Silver Mikeldi ZINEBI, Clermont-Ferrand).
Jussi Rastas is a documentary filmmaker and cinematographer. Most of his works deal with social issues and in recent years he has been filming in conflict areas (Syria, Ukraine, Colombia). Colombia in My Arms is his debut feature film.