War and peace in Colombia : escaping the impasse of hatred

In late 2016, after many years of negotiations, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and the leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Rodrigo Londoño, signed the Havana peace accords.

This ambitious roadmap, hailed by the international community, aims to end the conflict, initiate deep state reforms and reconcile the country after decades of extreme violence. Five years later, the guerrillas are effectively demilitarised and transformed into a political party. Trials against crimes committed on both sides continue, as does the reintegration of former combatants. However, the implementation of the peace agreements is far from being achieved, and the much-desired reconciliation is long overdue. It is essential for Colombia to succeed in turning the page. But how to achieve forgiveness, peace and reconciliation after years of civil war?

Latin AmericaJustice

Sunday 6 March


Espace Pitoëff - Grande salle

Followed by the debate War and peace in Colombia : escaping the impasse of hatred.

French - English - Spanish

Co-presented by the Global Studies Institute (GSI), Principles for Peace and the Geneva Cantonal Department for International Solidarity


Isabelle Gattiker General and artistic director of the FIFDH

Béatrice Ferrari Director of the International Affairs Department (DAI)

Luvini Ranasinghe Global communication manager, Interpeace

Juan José Lozano Co-director of the film Red Jungle

Zoltán Horváth Co-director of the film Red Jungle


Sergio Jaramillo European Institute of Peace, former High Commissioner for Peace of President Santos, negotiator of the Havana Peace Agreements and the disarmament of the FARC

Rodrigo Londoño Former Chief of The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)

Bertha Lucia Fries Victim of the infamous attack on the El Nogal Club on 7 February 2003 by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)

Moderated by

Anne Proenza Journalist, correspondent with Libération and Le Temps in Colombia

To go further

“Colombie – un pays révolté“ dans Dessous des cartes, 28 août 2021.

This debat is preceded by the movie:

Compétition - FictionFilms en VOD

Red Jungle

By Juan José Lozano & Zoltán Horváth

Co-presented with the RTS.

French-speaking Switzerland cinema release: Summer 2022

Colombia, March 2008. In the jungle, the oldest communist guerrilla in the world is living its last moments. Raul Reyes, the FARC's second in command, is killed in a bombing. He leaves behind an unprecedented document: 10 years of correspondence with all the conflict's leading players, bearing witness to a fierce struggle. In mixed animation, Red Jungle immerses us in the intimate and political story of a man, but also of a revolutionary utopia that dreamed of changing the world before collapsing.

  • Section Compétition - Fiction & Films en VOD
  • Original language(s) Spanish
  • Subtitle(s) French & English

Amérique latineHistoryLiberties & Democracy

Juan José Lozano & Zoltán Horváth
Antoine Germa & Juan José Lozano


  • Alvaro Bayona
  • Vera Mercado
  • Emilia Ceballos
  • Julian Díaz
  • Omar Porras
  • Jean-Pierre Gontard
  • Patricia Tamayo
  • Antonio Buil


  • Praesens-Film AG


  • Intermezzo Films
  • Nadasdy film
  • Dolce Vita Films


  • Denis Jutzeler


  • Nascuy Linares


  • Carlos Ibanez Diaz


  • Ana Acosta
Production country
Switzerland & France
World Premiere