PBS Special: The War We Are Living
"If you ask Colombia’s city dwellers and governing political class, they’ll tell you the country’s 40-year-old civil war is over. But The War We Are Living reveals the “other” Colombia, in rural areas far away from the capital, where the war is all too real – and now the battle is over gold. In Cauca, a mountainous region in Colombia’s Pacific southwest, two extraordinary Afro-Colombian women are fighting to hold onto the gold-rich land that has sustained their community through small-scale mining for centuries. Clemencia Carabali and Francia Marquez are part of a powerful network of female leaders who found that in wartime women can organize more freely than men. As they defy paramilitary death threats and insist on staying on their land, Carabali and Marquez are standing up for a generation of Colombians who have been terrorized and forcibly displaced as a deliberate strategy of war. If they lose the battle, they and thousands of their neighbors will join Colombia’s 4 million people – most of them women and children – who have been uprooted from their homes and livelihoods."
Narrated by Alfre Woodard. Read more about this special here.
Explosión Negra, Madre Selva
Choc Quib Town, De donde vengo yo
San Pacho, Las Fiestas Franciscanas de Quibdó
Interior of church by David LaFevor
Universidade Tecnológica del Chocó by David LaFevor
The Chocó Team by David LaFevor
Yuber Palacios of the Chocó Team by David LaFevor
The Quibdó Workshop by David LaFevor
Quibdó from the air by David LaFevor
Arch by the River in Quibdó by David LaFevor
Monastery Patio by David LaFevor
Cathedral on the Riverfront, Quibdó by David LaFevor
Riverfront in Quibdó by David LaFevor
We also recommend this New York Times blog post that includes striking photojournalism on the Chocó region.