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FILM: Leaving La Floresta
October 13, 2011 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Leaving La Floresta is a documentary that chronicles the forced displacement of one Colombian family. Abelardo and Olga were farmers in the Colombian countryside, growing crops like yucca, plantains, and cacao (chocolate) to support their family. In 2010, their crops were destroyed by U.S. spray planes that were targeting coca (cocaine) crops. After their crops were destroyed, they took their five children, packed up everything they owned, and journeyed to the city slums in look of work and shelter.
This film tells the story of this family and challenges the viewer to think through this U.S. drug policy known as Plan Colombia. This is the story of one family who lost everything and is now searching for a place to call home. After the film will be an interactive engagement with the audience with panelists:
- Sanho Tree, IPS fellow and director of IPS’ Drug Policy Project
- Dan Roge, Give Us Names, and
- Michael Christmas, Give Us Names.
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