A documentary on three young people who live in Medellín, Colombia, an area ruled by a gang with ties to the nation's paramilitary armies.

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Edison Flores
Jesús Martínez
Cielo Muñoz
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A documentary on three young people who live in Medellín, Colombia, an area ruled by a gang with ties to the nation's paramilitary armies.

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a very honest and humble show of La Sierra's past
9 January 2006 | by (Colombia) – See all my reviews

This documentary is so delicate in it's narrative, that it's impossible not to like it. It's technically well-done and well-structured. Edison, Cielo and Jesús, have had a horrible past between war and the hope of the honest life. Unfortunately, Edison dies due to intern war, between two ghettos of the barrio, which is La Sierra. Martínez y Dalton don't want to show Colombia as a third-wold country trying to demonstrate that is more than war and drug dealing. They want to show Medellin, as a city that overcomes intern conflicts with the guerrilla's people reinsertion to the civil community. Actually, that's what happened the past year. An aunt if mine lived nearby La Sierra, in a barrio called Buenos Aires, and she told me that war is the terrible past of a beautiful and working city, called Medellin. Even if other people thinks that Colombia is drugs, war and prostitution, let me tell you that my country is overcoming it, and my country isn't the only one nation that has these problems. War is worldwide. Excellent documentary, I hope an Academy Award Nomination.


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