Land or Death: Colombia’s Indigenous Land Wars
How an Indigenous grandmother combats Colombia’s most dangerous armed groups.
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 by Sebastian Pena and Jesper Klemedsson Sotomayor.