Colombia in my Arms

Jenni Kivistö, Jussi Rastas, Finland, 2019

90 min.Documentary

In a strongly polarised world, can people find a common ground for peace? Ernesto is one of the FARC guerrillas, who after 52 years of armed conflict are about to hand over their arms in exchange for political participation and social inclusion of the poor. While Ernesto strives for a change, a passionate right-wing politician and a descendant of Spanish conquistadors both want to rescue the country. The polarised society is thrown into chaos in which everyone is afraid of the future and their own survival. The film takes a close look at these controversial interests and dreams for a better Colombia.
Basic information Credits
Original title Colombia in my Arms
Danish title Colombia in my Arms
Keywords Colombia, Domestic policy, Civil wars, Peace, FARC, Cocoa growing, Election, 2010-2019
Director Jenni Kivistö, Jussi Rastas
Screenplay Jenni Kivistö, Jussi Rastas
Producer Markku Tuurna
Director of Photography Jussi Rastas
Editor Jenni Kivistö, Jussi Rastas, Sully Reed, Antii Jääskeläinen
Sound Rasmus Winther
Composer Povl Kristian
Production country Finland, France, Denmark
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Production company
Executive Producer Filmimaa
Co-production Les Film d’un Jour, Hansen & Pedersen Film og Fjernsyn, Medieoperatørene
With support from Finska Filmstiftelsen, AVEK, Det Danske Filminstitut, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Fritt Ord
In collaboration with YLE, France Télévisions, DR 2, NRK


Direction Jenni Kivistö
Direction Jussi Rastas


Screenplay Jenni Kivistö
Screenplay Jussi Rastas


Producer Markku Tuurna
Co-producer Malene Flindt Pedersen
Co-producer Ingvil Giske
Line producer Germán Ñáñez Lloreda
Line producer Rodolfo Emir Rojas
Line producer Lucrecia Bernal
Line producer Diana Carolina Ortiz Herrera


Cinematographer Jussi Rastas


Editor Jenni Kivistö
Editor Jussi Rastas
Editor Sully Reed
Editor Antii Jääskeläinen


Composer Povl Kristian


Sound engineer Rasmus Winther
Foley artist Heikki Kossi
Foley mixer Kari Vähäkuopus
Mixer Simon Ellegaard
Mixer Rasmus Winther Jensen

Special effects

SFX editor Kasper Janus Rasmussen

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