• Bogotá Human Rights Film Festival

    Best Feature Documentary Award
  • Peloponnisos International Documentary Festival

    Special Mention
  • International Documentary Film Festival Docs Barcelona

  • Cúcuta International Cinema Festival

  • La Plata Latin American Film Festival

  • Amsterdam Manifesto Film Festival

  • Films for World Peace Festival

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Spanish with English subtitles

What are the greatest risks guerrilleros face today?
After the signing of the Peace Agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC-EP in 2016, more than 200 guerrillas enter a demobilization camp where rebels prepare for a life without arms. The stories of Mabel, Liliana, Juan, and Carlos Antonio, all with the names they acquired in the war, are enmeshed around dreams, ideas, heartbreak, and danger. It documents their experiences within the organization, their reasons for entering, and their look to the future in a country still wracked with violence and unrest. Insecurities arise, however, when armed groups get closer to the demobilization camp, and the government seems unable to fulfill its promises.


“★★★★★ There are few documentaries that capture the human element of the long-raging civil war in Colombia. This superior documentary is highly recommended for any film collection related to international political issues. Editor’s Choice.” – J. Zimmerman, VideoLibrarian

“An eloquent documentary. An important audiovisual showpiece for the period in which the country is going through.” – Christiam Chaparro, EL ESPECTADOR

About the Director
Sjoerd Van Grootheest is a director and producer. He graduated in Cultural and Media Studies (MA) and Anthropology (Bsc.), with a specialization in Visual Ethnography. He currently resides in Colombia working as an independent documentary producer and director. Guerrilla Voices is his latest production and was selected by international film festivals in Europe and in the Americas. It has received several mentions and won the prize for best feature documentary at the Bogotá Human Right Film Festival in 2018.
Notes on Film

“Five years ago I came to this country with my wife. Since then, I’ve been reading and trying to understand the nation I was going to live in. In several film productions about the war, I realized that there were many controversies regarding how to end the armed conflict with the guerrillas. After the signing of the agreements in 2016, I thought it was a key moment to document about the insurgency and, above all, to have the opportunity to meet some fighters.” – Sjoerd Van Grootheest, Director.