In Focus

11/15/2019

In 1998, Colombian filmmaker Sergio Cabrera released “Time Out,” a fictional comedy in which guerrilla members and soldiers — usually mortal enemies — call a momentary truce to watch the national soccer team play in the qualifiers for the 1994 World Cup. Twenty years later, former combatants of both sides, members of the security forces, and victims of the conflict came together at Llano Grande in the region of Dabeiba to watch Cabrera’s film and play a game of soccer.

11/6/2019

There is no way to calm the pain left by war, much less erase the traces or water down the responsibilities into oblivion.  What does exist are the experiences of people who are making or made that transition in search of reconciliation.  These are some of their voices.

10/30/2019

Youth activists and traditional leaders from the city of Duékoué, in western Côte d’Ivoire, gathered on October 15 to discuss how best to strengthen social cohesion and prevent future conflict. The city and surrounding region were among the areas most affected by the violence that broke out across the country following the 2010 presidential elections and that left thousands dead and many more injured, beaten, or raped.

Head of Office, Tunisia

10/25/2019

Recently, Tunisia held its third parliamentary elections since the revolution and the second presidential elections since late President Béji Caid Essebssi passed away on July 25, 2019. It remains to be seen if the election’s results will usher in a new era of dignity, for which Tunisians took the streets in 2010 and 2011.

24/10/2019 - 24/10/2019

Fears Swept Away by the Wind brings together ex-combatants and those most affected by the violence they inflicted to explore these questions. On Thursday, October 31, the film will premiere live on Facebook in both Spanish and English, at 7pm Bogotá time (8pm ET). 

10/21/2019

Banjul, The Gambia  On October 26, 2019, the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) in partnership with an artist collective in The Gambia will premiere a short documentary film about a group of young musicians and activists taking part in the country’s unfolding transitional justice process.