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SCARS ON THE GROUND

(CICATRICES EN LA TIERRA)

Colombia has been the recipient of 70 years of conflict between the state and insurgents. Over 250,000 people were killed in the war. In 2016, the chain was broken when the peace agreement was signed with the FARC. Gustavo Fernández tells the stories of Four FARC ex-combatants who came from humble peasant origins and suffered from financial hardship. They laid down their arms in 2017 to rejoin their families and a Colombia society fed up with the war.

THE FILMMAKER

Since 1990 Gustavo Fernández has achieved national and international recognition foor the documentaries that he has directed, photographed and produced. De(s)amparo-Polifonía familiar received a National Audiovisual Award Honorable Mention in 2004. El diablo y la rumba was released in Colombia, France and the United States in 1991.

Gustavo has a Master's degree in Documentary and Ethnographic Filmmaking from the Paris Nanterre University. He studied cinematography studies at The Institut National Supérieur des Arts in Brussels and Industrial Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellín.

Gustavo has been an Associate Professor of the Arts for more than 15 years at the National University, Bogotá and was the director of the Film and Television Department. He has published articles in books and magazines and given lectures at national and international events. Gustavo was invited to be a member of the jury in national documentary filmmaking competitions in Colombia, at the National Film Council (CNCINE) in Ecuador, and at the Audiovisual Fund of Chile. Gustavo Fernández is a founder and member of ALADOS, the Documentary Filmmakers Association of Colombia.

FESTIVALS AND AWARDS

"Truth, Peace and Reconciliation Audiovisual Award" –The Peace and Reconciliation Memory Center of Bogotá.
Official Selection Latin American Studies Association International Film Festival
Official Selection Proyecto seleccionado en la Clínica de Proyectos Alados
Official Selection Bogotá International Documentary Film Festival
Official Selection Santander International Festival of Independent Cinema

SCARS ON THE GROUND (CICATRICES EN LA TIERRA)

Catalog # EPF16046 ● ISBN: 978-1-933724-86-7 ● UPC: 6-82086-16046-7 ● NTSC

122 Minutes ● Copyright 2021 ● Spanish, English Subtitles