Political Settlements: Colombians’ Persistence in the Search for Peace: Interview with ‘Chocolate of Peace’ Producer

Political Settlements: Colombians’ Persistence in the Search for Peace: Interview with ‘Chocolate of Peace’ Producer

Political Settlements: Colombians’ Persistence in the Search for Peace: Interview with ‘Chocolate of Peace’ Producer

Nathalia Salamanca, Colombian researcher at Edinburgh university, interviews producer and co-director Gwen Burnyeat about making Chocolate of Peace, which was screened twice in Edinburgh thanks to the support of Global Justice Academy. In this interview they discuss the making of the film as a tool for disseminating academic knowledge to non-academic audiences and contributing to the discussions about the peace process in Colombia, the persistence of grass-roots peace-building initiatives like the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó, building humanity amid much hardship, and the post-conflict risks faced by the Peace Community in the implementation phase of the peace process. Read the interview here: http://www.politicalsettlements.org/2017/02/22/colombians-persistence-in-the-search-for-peace/

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London Film School: Interview with Gwen Burnyeat

London Film School: Interview with Gwen Burnyeat

"this is a way that we can connect emotionally with the experience of a few of Colombia’s victims" 

On the 20th October, producer and co-director Gwen Burnyeat visited the London Film School to screen Chocolate of Peace and discuss her experiences using the documentary to contribute to Colombia’s peace process with LFS’ Head of Editing Jaime Estrada-Torres.  The London Film School’s Sophie McVeigh was in attendance to record extracts from the Q&A. Read the interview here: http://thelondonfilmschool.tumblr.com/post/153174576686/qa-lfs-chocolate-of-peace-justice-without

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El Espectador: El cacao, producto de una lucha

El Espectador: El cacao, producto de una lucha

El 29 de octubre la cinta “Un chocolate de paz” recibió el premio a mejor largometraje en la categoría de Posconflicto, en la edición número 18 de la Muestra Internacional Documental de Bogotá (MIDBO) y el Centro de Memoria Histórica. Lee la nota escrita por la periodista Karen Juliete Rojas Gaitán en El Espectador aquí, con una entrevista con director Pablo Mejía Trujillo: http://www.elespectador.com/noticias/cultura/el-cacao-producto-de-una-lucha-articulo-664020

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Global Citizen: Why Colombian Farmers Are Using Cacao to Stand For Peace

Global Citizen:  Why Colombian Farmers Are Using Cacao to Stand For Peace

Consumer spending can have a huge impact on the world around us, and global citizens have the power to change lives...

Read more in the Global Citizen article, interview with producer Gwen Burnyeat, part of the Impact Marathon Serieshttps://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/colombian-farmers-cocoa-peace-ims/

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Líderes RCN Entrevista con Gwen Burnyeat

Líderes RCN Entrevista con Gwen Burnyeat

Gwen Burnyeat, antropóloga británica, productora y co-directora del proyecto Chocolate de Paz habla en Líderes RCN con Mauricio Rodríguez, ex embajador colombiano al Reino Unido y asesor presidencial, sobre este documental etnográfico, la Comunidad de Paz de San José de Apartadó y la paz en Colombia.

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Colombia Calling podcast: Gwen Burnyeat on Chocolate of Peace

Colombia Calling podcast: Gwen Burnyeat on Chocolate of Peace

Richard McColl interviews Chocolate of Peace's producer, Gwen Burnyeat, for his radio show Colombia calling.

 

the viewer is transported to what should be a pastoral life of farming and family in fertile and promising lands, yet, it is here and not unique in Colombia, that the communities have faced massacres, threats and displacement due to the strategic location of their land and becoming sandwiched between the Armed Forces, left-wing Guerrilla groups and the right-wing paramilitaries.

...while the tales are harrowing and unthinkable, there is hope. Burnyeat and Mejia have produced a documentary that is accessible to all ... Please watch this documentary, spread the word and share this film as these are real events which have taken place and in some circumstances continue to take place in Colombia.

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