Colombia


Documentary films

El alabao.  Corporación Identidad Cultural, 2003.  VHS.  Documentary on the musical genre of the alabao and its role in the funeral rites of the black Catholic population of the Pacific coast of Colombia.

Amor, mujeres y flores / Love, women, and flowers . Women Make Movies, 1988. VHS. Effects of the use of pesticides in Colombia’s flower growing industry.

La calle del pecado mortal . Juan Devis. Abrapalabra, 1997. VHS. Experimental film including historical footage of Gaitán.

Chircales . Martha Rodríguez, Jorge Silva. Cinema Guild, 1980. VHS. Examines the lives of brickmakers in Colombia.

Coca Mama: the war on drugs. Icaro and Jan Thielen. Filmakers Library, 2001. VHS. The effect of U.S. drug policy on coca farmers in Bolivia and Colombia.

Coleccion cine silente colombiano. [Colombia]: Fundacion Patrimonio Filmico Colombiano, [2009]. 10 videodiscs. A collection of silent films, chiefly melodramas, made in Colombia. Included are also documentary footage, and modern documentaries on some of the films and filmmakers.

Colombia : cocaine's battleground . Yorgos Avgeropoulos. Small Planet Productions, Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2005. DVD. Documents political and social problems created by the 40-year Colombian civil war and the country's production of cocaine.

Colombia : rebelión y amnistía, 1944-1986 . Carlos Ronderos Torres. FOCINE, 1987. VHS. History of Colombian insurgency.

La desazón suprema: retrato incesante de Fernando Vallejo / The supreme uneasiness: incessant portrait of Fernando Vallejo . Luís Ospina. 2003. VHS. Portrait of the Colombian author and film director.

Fiestas patronales en el Departamento del Choco: Celebración de San Benito de Palermo en Guayabal.  Corporación Identidad Cultural, 2003.  VHS.  Documentary showing the predominantly black population of Guayabal in Colombia's Department of Chocó as they celebrate San Benito de Palermo, Saint Benedict the Moor, the patron saint of African slaves in the Americas.

Gaitán sí!: una película testimonial . María Valencia Gaitán, Jacquie Chavance. Ministerio de Cultura, 1998. VHS. Populist leader’s life until shortly before his assassination in 1948 is documented by his niece.

García Márquez: un viaje al corazón de la memoria . Federico García Serrano, Pastora Díaz. Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2002, 2004. DVD. Author narrates his life story.

Hielo / Ice . Juan Devis. Abrapalabra, 1996. VHS. Interview with Hernán Dario, who dies of AIDS in 1996.

The kidnapping of Ingrid Betancourt . Victoria Bruce, Karin Hayes. Women Make Movies, 2003. VHS. Life of Colombian presidential candidate kidnapped by the FARC.

Márquez: tales beyond solitude . Luna Films, RM Arts, Home Vision, 1989. VHS. Interview with the Colombia author, Gabriel García Márquez.

The Mexican cartel.  Crystal Entertainment, 2007.  DVD.  A documentary look at two Latin American drug lords, Pablo Escobar and Amado Carrillo Fuentes.

No hay cama pa' tanta gente / There's no room for so many people . Hemel Atehortua. First Run/Icarus Films, 2000. VHS. Documentary about the difficult decisions a family must make in present-day Colombia.

9 de abril 1948 / April 9, 1948 . María Valencia Gaitán. Instituto Colombiano de la Participación “Jorge Eliécer Gaitán,” LAVA, 2001. VHS. Documents the assassination of Gaitán and the aftermath.

Del palenque de San Basilio. Erwin Goggel. Fundación Cultural Colombia Negra, 2004? VHS. Documentary on Afro-Colombian community in Colombia.

Plan Colombia: cashing-in on the drug war failure / Guerra anti-drogas o pro-petróleo . Gerard Ungerman, Audrey Brohy. Free-Will Productions, 2003. DVD. History of recent U.S. involvement in Colombia.

Robatierra = Stolen land. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Icarus Films, c2010. DVD. Caught between rebel guerrillas and the Colombian army, the indigenous Nasa people fight to reclaim the ancestral land that was stolen from them while also fending off new threats of violence encroaching on their community.

Rostros humanos tras los bosques de niebla / Human faces behind the rainforest . Mady Samper. Plan Nacional de Desarrollo Humano, First Run/Icarus Films, 2001. VHS. Opium poppy cultivation in Colombia and how it has affected the communities involved in the harvest.

La Sierra . Scott Dalton, Margarita Martinez. First Run Features, 2005, 2007. DVD. Explores the conflict in Medellín, Colombia for the last forty years by examining the lives of three young people who live in La Sierra, a barrio of the city.

War takes.  Women Make Movies, 2002, 2003.  VHS.  Three Colombian filmmakers turn their cameras on themselves.

We are raised with our staffs of authority.  Third World Newsreel, 2006.  DVD.  Describes how, in May 2006, more than 300,000 Colombians, including indigenous communities and social justice organizations, came together to demand a national referendum on the Free Trade Agreement with the United States and the fulfillment of the agreements signed with the national government 20 years ago to return land to indigenous groups in Cauca, Colombia.

Welcome to Colombia . Catarina Villar. Arte France, YUMI Productions, RTI Colombia, Cityzen TV, First Run/Icarus Films, 2003. VHS. Interviews with Colombians representing a variety of viewpoints, footage of demonstrations and rallies, news footage and political speeches.


Feature Films

Carlitos Medellin . Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire. France Libertés, Amnesty International , Killers Film, 2003. DVD.

Cóndores no entierran todos los días.  Francisco Norden.  Médiathèque des Trois Mondes, 1984, 2004?  DVD.

Confesión a Laura / Confession to Laura . Alexandra Cardona Restrepo, Jaime Osório Gómez. ICAIC, Televisión Española, Corporación Fondo Mixto de Promoción Cinematográfica, Facets Video, 1990, 1994. VHS.

La deuda: o, la insólita muerte y no menos asombrosa resurrección y segunda muerte de Alí Ibrahim María de los Altos Pozos y Resuello, llamado El Turco . Manuel José Alvarez, Nicolás Buenaventura. Cine Colombia, ABCine Nuevos Proyectos, Kyron Home Video, 1995. VHS.

El día que me quieras / The day you love me . Sergio Dow, José Ignacio Cabrujas . La Compañía de Fomento Cinematográfico de Colombia , Facets Video, 1986, 1996. VHS.

Edipo alcalde . Gabriel García Márquez, Jorge Alí Triana. Sociedad General de Televisión, S.A., Le Studio Canal+, Caracol TV, Tabasco Films, 1996. VHS.

The first night / La primera noche . Luis Alberto Restrepo. Aqua Verdi Audio Visual, 2003, 2006. DVD.

La estrategia del Caracol . Enrique Libero, Sergio Cabrera. FOCINE, Caracol Televisión, 1993. VHS.

lona llega con la lluvia / Ilona arrives with the rain . Sergio Cabrera, Jorge Goldemberg, Alvaro Mutis. Caracol Televisión, Facets Video, 1996, 2003. DVD.

Love in the time of cholera.  Gabriel García Márquez, Mike Newell.   New Line Home Entertainment, Warner Home Video, 2008.  DVD.

María llena eres de gracia / Mary full of grace . Paul Mezey, Joshua Marston. Tucán Producciones, HBO Home Video, 2004. DVD.

Los niños invisibles / Invisible children . Gloría Elena Gamba, Lisandro Duque Naranjo. EGM Producciones, Ma Non Troppo Films, LAVA, 2001. VHS.

La pequeña maldición de tener este cuerpo . Juan Devis, Clarice Lispector. Devis and Associates, 1993. VHS.

Perder es cuestión de método . Sergio Cabrera, Santiago Gamboa. Tornasol Films, Latina Producciones, Venevision International, 2005. DVD.

El Rey. Xenon Pictures , 2004, 2006.  DVD. 

Rodrigo D: no future . Víctor Gaviria. Cinemateca-Condor Media, Facets Multimedia, 1989, 2004. DVD.

Sicario, assassin for hire . José Novoa. Credesca, Tango Bravo Producciones, Urban Vision Entertainment, 1994, 2003. DVD.

La virgen de los sicarios / Our lady of the assassins . Barbet Schroeder, Fernando Vallejo. Vertigo Films, Tucan Producciones, Paramount Home Video, 2000, 2002. DVD.