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Sunday, May 30 • 10:00am - 10:33am
Mujeres en Refugio: Testimonios de una Frontera/Women in Refuge

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For the past five decades Colombia has been home to an internal armed conflict that has lead to the second largest humanitarian crisis in the world. The past 20 years of conflict have claimed the lives of approximately 70,000 people, the majority of them civilians who were not taking active part in the hostilities. More than 4 million people have been internally displaced and others have 'disappeared'. The exact number of Colombians who have fled the country because of this war is unknown. At present, there are approximately 200,000 peoplewho have crossed the border into Venezuela seeking protection.This documentary features testimonies from women who have been forced to flee Colombia's domestic conflict and have sought asylum in Venezuela. After suffering multiple internal displacements, once their lives are in danger, many decide to finally cross the border. The film weaves together testimonies of the women themselves and informative interviews from local priests, NGO workers and government officials to provide a broader perspective on this often underreported issues.

Sunday May 30, 2010 10:00am - 10:33am
Chairman's Boardroom