Film screening: "A Colombian Family" (Tanja Wol Sørensen, 2020)
|11 May 2022
|17:00 - 19:00
|What is it:
|School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
|Tanja Wol Sørensen
Organised by the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies with the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology and UoM's Department of Drama.
The film will be shown in Samuel Alexander A101. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director, Tanja Sørensen.
Synopsis: After years in exile, Yira returns to her homeland Colombia. A peace agreement between the FARC social revolutionaries and the Columbian government appears to have put an end to the civil war, and the 30-year-old doctor hopes to reunite her family. Her mother, Ruby, chose to spend the last five decades siding with the guerrilla movement to ensure respect for human rights during the brutal conflict and, despite the ceasefire, a life marked by political persecution. Relentlessly, Yira attempts to get her mother to flee to a safe foreign country. The powerful documentary film A COLOMBIAN FAMILY accompanies the two women and portrays a complex mother-daughter relationship that is threatened by political ideals and the fate of a country.
Tanja Wol Sørensen
Travel and Contact Information
Samuel Alexander Building