Children of the FARC: Baby Boom in Colombia’s Jungles (Documentary)

Two Colombian guerrilla fighters prepare to give birth for the first time, as their rebel army lays down its arms.

After more than half a century of fighting against the Colombian state, the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) laid down its arms to become a political party after a peace deal was signed in 2016.

With the prospect of long-term peace, FARC is finally allowing its remaining 7,000 fighters to have children.

Both Diana and Yorly joined FARC as teenagers and will soon leave it as mothers. But as they prepare to welcome children into a new Colombia, their comrades are still being killed by paramilitaries.

Director: Lali Houghton, 25 mins, 2017

Made for Al Jazeera English

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/witness/2017/10/children-farc-baby-boom-colombias-jungles-171001072833890.html

Two Colombian guerrilla fighters prepare to give birth for the first time, as their rebel army lays down its arms.

After more than half a century of fighting against the Colombian state, the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) laid down its arms to become a political party after a peace deal was signed in 2016.

With the prospect of long-term peace, FARC is finally allowing its remaining 7,000 fighters to have children.

Both Diana and Yorly joined FARC as teenagers and will soon leave it as mothers. But as they prepare to welcome children into a new Colombia, their comrades are still being killed by paramilitaries.

Director: Lali Houghton, 25 mins, 2017

Made for Al Jazeera English

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/witness/2017/10/children-farc-baby-boom-colombias-jungles-171001072833890.html

2017-11-22T09:28:22+00:00 1/November/2017|Categories: Videos|