LAND OR DEATH: COLOMBIA’S INDIGENOUS LAND WARS
Documentary commissioned by Al Jazeera Witness
Celia Umenza is one of the highest-ranking members of an Indigenous civilian defence force in the dangerous Cauca region.
Colombia has become one of the world’s deadliest places for land rights defenders since a power vacuum emerged after the government signed a historic peace agreement with FARC rebels.
Now a grandmother, Celia longs to rebuild her troubled relationship with her family. But violence has returned to the area. When a close comrade is assassinated, Celia is forced to mobilise her community as the Indigenous guard prepares for retaliation.
Land or Death is directed by Sebastian Peña and Jesper Klemedsson Sotomayor.