Strangers To Peace / Ajenos A La PazDirected by Laura Bibibana Ángel Rengifo, Noah David DeBonis
Directed by: Laura Bibibana Ángel Rengifo, Noah David DeBonis
Produced by: Laura Bibibana Ángel Rengifo, Noah David DeBonis, Colleen O’Brien
Laura Ángel’s deeply humanistic doc follows three former child soldiers who abandon Colombia’s FARC guerrilla army after a lifetime of war. They now face anxiety and danger as they attempt to rebuild their lives in a homeland that sees them as terrorists.
Three former child soldiers face retribution, anxiety, and danger as they attempt to rebuild their lives after leaving the FARC guerrilla army and the bloody Colombian conflict. Strangers to Peace intimately captures the personal stories of Dayana, the market vendor navigating her new identity as a trans woman; Ricardo, the young father secretly clinging to his communist ideology; and Alexandra, the indigenous child soldier, who was forced to leave her family behind in the Amazon. Their stories are told through the lens of filmmaker Laura Ángel, who herself was a victim of FARC violence.