Artists' Television Access

EL BAILE ROJO: Memoria de los silenciados

Thursday, April 1, 2010, 7:30 pm, $6

A.N.S.W.E.R. Screening

The film’s title comes from the name of the extermination operation against the Patriotic Union (UP), a legal leftist movement proposed in 1984 by the FARC guerrillas as a political means to end the civil war.

Director Yezid Campos, a Colombian anthropologist and documentary filmmaker, decided to take up the issue “to do something for the country and to express the anguish felt.” The film has testimonies from 25 survivors of nine different incidents of the 3,000 that were tallied by Reiniciar (‘restart’), a non-governmental organization that is leading the UP’s collective petition filed with the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights. 2003, 53min., Spanish with English subtitles.