WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas

Film Screening and Panel Discussion: ‘They’re Killing Us’

6:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 26 September 2018
Busboys and Poets - The Langston Room - 2021 14th St NW, Washington, DC, 20009

Image c/o Tom Laffay

The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), the Latin America Working Group (LAWG), Colectivo de Abogados “José Alvear Restrepo” (CAJAR), Peace Brigades International (PBI), the Colombia Human Rights Committee (CHRC) and Consultoría para los Derechos Humanos y el Desplazamiento (CODHES) are pleased to invite you to a screening and panel discussion of the documentary They’re Killing Us.

This documentary follows two social leaders, indigenous and Afro-descendent, fighting for their communities’ rights while navigating the deadly side of Colombia’s peace process: 342 assassinations of human rights leaders since January 2016. While the world focuses on the demobilization of the FARC rebel group, this documentary focuses on the separate war being waged on the social leaders and human rights defenders in Colombia’s ethnic communities.

Join filmmakers Tom Laffay, Emily Wright and Daniel Bustos, social leader featured in the film Héctor Marino, Soraya Gutiérrez of CAJAR and Marco Romero of CODHES for an in-depth Q&A and discussion on the making of this film and the current political climate in Colombia’s Cauca department.

Please note that Spanish translation for this discussion will be provided.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
6:00 p.m. EDT – Film Screening
6:30 p.m. EDT – Panel Discussion
Busboys and Poets
The Langston Room
2021 14th St NW, Washington, DC, 20009