• human rights/social issues ,
  • Documentary films, over 30 min
2020 | 91 min

Colombia in My Arms


The much celebrated peace agreement runs Colombia into chaos. FARC guerrilla Ernesto, poverty-stricken coca farmers, a mysterious aristocrat and a passionate right-wing politician balance at the edge of their morals, as they reach for contradictory dreams for a better Colombia. What happens to a very fragile peace in an unequal country if doing the ‘wrong’ thing may easily be justified as the only means of struggle?

International premiere:
Göteborg Film Festival 2020 / Best Nordic Documentary Award
DIRECTOR: Jenni Kivistö, Jussi Rastas
SCREENWRITER: Jenni Kivistö, Jussi Rastas
EDITING: Jenni Kivistö, Jussi Rastas, Sully Reed, Antti Jääskeläinen
MUSIC: Povl Kristian
PRODUCER: Markku Tuurna
CO-PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Hansen & Pedersen (Denmark), Medieoperatørene (Norway), Les Films d’un Jour (France)


Jenni Kivistö

is completing her documentary MA in Aalto University. Her previous works include a feature documentary Land Within (DOK Leipzig) and a short film Äiti (Silver Mikeldi ZINEBI, Clermont-Ferrand).

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Jussi Rastas

is a documentary filmmaker and cinematographer. Most of his works deal with social issues and in recent years he has been filming in conflict areas (Syria, Ukraine, Colombia). Colombia in My Arms is his debut feature film.

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