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José Luis Cuerda
Fernando Fernán Gómez,
Based on real life conditions, Raul Trellez, a homeless person, goes around Bogota's streets finding ways to support his drug addiction, which leads him to wander around appreciating life from a fearless and passionate way.
Rodrigo and his friends are bored teenagers living in Medellin. Rodrigo wants to start a punk band. The youths mainly loaf around the hillside shanty towns and, for kicks, steal a bike or car, or shoot someone.
Carlos Mario Restrepo,
Jackson Idrian Gallego
A must watch documentaire about violence fueled by poverty
Poverty happens all over the world, but senseless violence fuled by poverty you do not see or experience all over the place. I've been to Medellin Colombia on many occasions and I must say that I have never experienced any negativity nor violence while being there. But I have heard the gun battles in the hills surrounding Medellin and often wondered what that was about. After viewing this documentaire I now understand the whole story, and how difficult it is for President Uribe to stamp out violence altogether in Colombia. This is a must see documentaire to understand how poverty, insecurity, and zero opportunities for self development of Colombian youth fuels the violence in the Colombia mountain region called La Sierra.
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