Land or Death: Colombia’s Indigenous Land Wars
A fierce Colombian grandmother defends her Indigenous community in the world’s largest cocaine producing region.
Celia Umenza is one of the highest-ranking members of an Indigenous civilian defence force in the dangerous Cauca region.
Colombia has become one of the world’s deadliest places for land rights defenders since a power vacuum emerged after the government signed a historic peace agreement with FARC rebels.
Now a grandmother, Celia longs to rebuild her troubled relationship with her family. But violence has returned to the area.
When a close comrade is assassinated, Celia is forced to mobilise her community as the Indigenous guard prepares for retaliation.
Land or Death is by Sebastian Pena and Jesper Klemedsson Sotomayor.
Published On 30 May 2022