Watch Now: A Call for Peace

A Filmmaker’s Perspective on the Colombian Peace Process
Colombian filmmaker Juan Carlos Borrero’s documentary A Call for Peace tells the story of the lead-up to the 2016 peace accord between the FARC (The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) and the Colombian government, which brought an end to fifty years of war.

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BACKGROUND
When Colombian filmmaker Juan Carlos Borerro worked on films or TV shows in the countryside as a young man, the crew would have to stop shooting and run from the FARC when the guerillas came near. Everyone he knew had a family member who had been kidnapped or killed, and he never thought he would live to see an end to the war in his country. So when the government and the FARC forged a peace accord in 2016, he set out to document how the agreement came together. Borrero’s documentary A Call for Peace tells the story of the peace process in Colombia through interviews with international peace builders who played key roles behind the scenes.

The Peace Docs series is a project of War Stories Peace Stories. Our mission is to bring journalists and peacebuilders together to re-imagine the way the news media covers peace and conflict, and to do everything possible to facilitate expanded coverage of global peace and reconciliation efforts.

Jamil Simon recently hosted Borrero in conversation on the WSPS podcast, Making Peace Visible, where Borrero tells the story of peace in Colombia. He explains that peace is not a singular occurrence but rather an unfolding — one that draws on past peace processes and can inform future peace processes as well. Listeners also hear clips from the film.