Bristol Latin America Forum is an annual event held in Bristol on Latin American politics, society and culture. The Forum comprises of workshops, film, a panel discussion, dance, music, food and in 2008 for the first time closed with a World Cafe process.

It is organised by local grassroots Latin American solidarity groups, some of whom form part of larger national and international organisations and networks. It is not for profit, horizontally organised and we welcome your participation.

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Colombia: Promises and Bullets

(2007) Colombia: Promises and Bullets
Friday May 9th 2008, 8pm
The Cube Cinema, Dove Street, Bristol BS2 8NQ
A film by GCM Productions
With introduction and Q&A from the director, Monica del Pilar Uribe Marín.
UKs second showing, release forthcoming.

Contains extensive and exclusive interviews with the FARC's key negotiator, Raúl Reyes, assassinated by the Colombian government in a bombing raid in Ecuadorian territory two months ago.

Promises and Bullets charts the history of Colombia's war, exposing the roles of the guerrilla, paramilitary groups, the army and the Colombian government.

The film looks in depth at the role of the Colombian government, questioning its ability and readiness to broker a real and lasting peace.

Finally Bullets and Promises presents a space for ordinary citizens of Colombia to speak out about the conflict and how it affects them.

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