When the Guns Go Silent

    • Natalia Orozco
    • France, Colombia, Cuba
    idfaberthafund_01 IDFA Bertha Fund


    After half century of armed struggle, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the oldest guerrilla in the world, are preparing to silence their weapons and undertake the transition into the political realm. This documentary follows the FARC’s military strategist and commander Pablo Catatumbo, who has been part of the war for 40 years. The story of Catatumbo and his complex relations with other commanders and rebels, and with the public opinion, reveals the difficulties, fears, challenges for the fighters in the final battle: the transition to democracy.

    Project information

    Supported with €17000 for Classic: Production & postproduction 2015
    Countries of production
    France, Colombia, Cuba
    Production status
    Estimated length
    70 min


    Natalia Orozco
    Natalia Orozco for Pulso Mundo Producciones
    Rodrigo PARDO for RCN TV

    About IDFA Bertha Fund


    The IDFA Bertha Fund aims to stimulate and empower the creative documentary sector in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe by supporting remarkable and innovative documentary projects by talented filmmakers from these countries.

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