SYNOPSIS: More than 50 years of armed conflict among the FARC, the ELN, paramilitary groups and the Colombian government have left behind eight million victims. During this time, thousands of minors have formed part of the armed groups. They are also victims because their childhood is now forever linked to a weapon; the jungle was their home and the battalion, their family.
At Ciudad Don Bosco (Medellín), the Salesians welcome demobilised minors from the conflict, supporting them on the road to recovery. They help them overcome their traumas, thanks to pedagogy of trust. They replace their fears with the desire to learn and teach them a trade so they can rejoin society and reunite with their families.
Catalina and Manuel are two examples of a childhood marked by violence, but also by overcoming the odds and a commitment to peace and the future through education.
Title: ALTO EL FUEGO
Production year: 2017
Subtitles: Español, English, Français, Italiano, Deutsch
Director: RAÚL DE LA FUENTE
Production: ALBERTO LÓPEZ, PATRICIA RODRÍGUEZ, AMAIA REMIREZ
Screenplay and cinematography: RAÚL DE LA FUENTE
Assistant director, sound and aerial images: IÑAKI ALFORJA
Editing: NATXO LEUZA, RAÚL DE LA FUENTE
Music: GORKA PASTOR
Production assistant: IÑIGO ZUBERO
Editing assistant: IKER ESTEIBARLANDA
Grading, compositing and design: NATXO LEUZA
Sound design: ERNESTO SANTANA
"A tus brazos" composed and interpreted by: AXEL McGREGOR
Production company: KANAKI FILMS para MISIONES SALESIANAS
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