On the Other Side

Includes Q&A

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Film Info
Country Listing:Colombia
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Made In Colombia
By Program - Sort:Made In Colombia
Film Subjects:Families & Family Stories
Latin American Cultures & Issues
Love & Relationships
Personal Histories
War & Conflict
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Iván Guarnizo
Producer(s):Jorge Caballero
Pablo de la Chica
Executive Producer(s):Jorge Caballero
Rosa Mercedes Caballero
Pablo de la Chica
Editor(s):Iván Guarnizo
Ariadna Ribas
Writer(s):Iván Guarnizo
Nuria Polo
Cinematography:Carlos Villaoslada
Sound:Alejandro Castillo


When director Iván Guarnizo's mother passes during the first days of peace talks with FARC-EP in Colombia, a door opens to explore a dark and painful past and, perhaps, find forgiveness. Iván's mother had been kidnapped by FARC-EP forces and held in captivity for 603 days. As they marched her through the jungles and mountains of the Colombian countryside, she was able to keep a diary that in great detail documented the places she was taken, her experiences and the names and descriptions of her captors. As Iván and his brother turn through the pages of her journal, they remember that their mother said she had forgiven those that held her hostage. What was within her spirit and strength to forgive such crimes? Iván and his brother set out to recreate her journey and come face to face with her captors—and in doing so, find within them the strength to forgive. Heather Haynes

On May 15, at 4:00 p.m. ET, join director Iván Guarnizo and his brother Papeto for a live discussion about the film. The Q&A will be in Spanish and English. WATCH >>

Made In Colombia program presented in partnership with
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This event has been financially assisted by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation.

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