To End a War

13 September, 2017

Runtime: 90′

Synopsis

‘To End a War’ explores what it takes both strategically and spiritually for a nation of 50 million to move from hatred to forgiveness, from war to peace. The 52-year fight between the Colombian Government and the Marxist guerilla FARC-EP is the longest running civil war in Latin America. Two generations of Colombians have never known what it means to live in peace. Since September 2012 the Government and FARC have held Peace Talks behind closed doors on neutral ground in Havana, Cuba. With unprecedented access to both political leaders, President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC Chief Commander Timochenko, this intimate observational documentary film goes behind the scenes during this profound moment in Colombia’s history.

For more on the film, click here.

Ciné-ONU | UN Cinema screening of To End a War, by Marc Silver (Image: To End a War poster)

by Marc Silver

Download the Handout

Background information on the film, topic and speakers

The film was followed by a panel discussion with:

Ryan Killackey

Ryan Killackey

Film Director

Director of ‘Yasuni Man

Maria Cristina Zucco

Maria Cristina Zucco

Legal Officer

United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)

Fernando Ponz Canto

Fernando Ponz Canto

Deputy Head of Division for Mexico, Central America and Caribbean

European External Action Service (EEAS)

Carlos Jimenez

Carlos Jimenez

Moderator

United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe (UNRIC)

Screening partners:

Facebook

Latest news and Facebook LIVE interviews with guest speakers

Twitter

Join the discussion on Twitter and get involved using #CineONU

Flickr

Pictures from all our screenings are kept on UNRIC's Flickr channel

Sign up for screening alerts