Bojayá: Caught in the Crossfire
Feature documentary directed by Oisín Kearny.
Produced by Fine Point Films.
Music composed by Rod Morris.
Cello by Kim V Porcelli.
In 2002, 79 people died when The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC) launched a homemade mortar onto a church where many were hiding from crossfire between the FARC and the Paramilitaries. Leyner Palacios survived, but 28 of his family members did not. When peace between the government and the FARC was signed in 2016, after 50 years of conflict, Leyner made it his mission to ensure the peace deal was implemented to his people’s benefit, receiving a Nobel Peace Prize in the process. But, as the FARC demobilise, other armed groups seek to fill the power vacuum, and political pressure through presidential elections puts Leyner’s work, and life, at risk. Will this poster boy of peace be able to protect his family from another wave of violence? Bojayá: Caught in the Crossfire follows Leyner as he faces this fresh challenge.
Bojayá: Caught in the Crossfire is directed by Oisin Kearney and produced by Loretta van der Horst for Fine Point Films.