Port of Destiny: Peace

Thursday, October 24
6:00 PM

Newcomb Hall Theatre
Add To Calendar 20191024 18:00 20191024 19:45 America/New_York VFF: Port of Destiny: Peace

Port of Destiny: Peace recounts Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos’ path to peace in a transformative documentary about the end of a civil war that left some 260,000 people dead and 8 million displaced. His persistence changed a country that was once the murder capital of the world into a global destination for investment and tourism. As Defense Minister he waged war on FARC, a terrorist guerrilla movement, and as President, he brokered peace—but paid a steep political price. Featuring interviews with former United States President Bill Clinton and former United Kingdom Prime Minister Tony Blair, the film draws on unprecedented access to Santos, his family, and Colombian officials to tell the story of a man who risked his career and his legacy to bring peace to his people. Discussion with Brian Owensby, moderated by producer Pattie Sellers

Supported by The Miller Center

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