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Special program: the hopes and expectations of Colombian youth

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The Colombians are called upon to appoint a successor to President Ivan Duque on May 29, six years after the peace agreements and one year after an unprecedented protest movement. The youth of the country had then shouted their anger in the streets of the country, obtaining in response the bullets of the army. Cross-meetings with young people determined to write a new chapter in the history of their country: some have belonged to the FARC or a gang, others are student activists, children of assassinated political leaders or displaced people who live under threat drug traffickers.

A program prepared by Camille February and Claire Hopes, shot by Georges Yazbeck. With the collaboration in Colombia of Laura Chara, Pascale Mariani and Juan Orozco.

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Elisabeth Allain met Alexa Rochi, a former FARC guerrilla, now a photographer, with whom she discusses the 2016 peace agreements and the dangers that still threaten political opponents in Colombia today.

She was also able to speak with Jennifer Pedraza, the country’s youngest parliamentarian, who in 2021 led the student protests that were violently suppressed, and two brothers, Gonzalo and Walter, from the indigenous Embera community. They took refuge in the capital because of the violence in their region of origin. They chose music, and rap as a means of expression to carry the claims of the natives.

Special program: the hopes and expectations of Colombian youth
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All the people interviewed for this program shared their hopes and expectations for a peaceful and egalitarian society in Colombia.

Elizabeth Allen

Special program: the hopes and expectations of Colombian youth

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