El Silencio de los Fusiles


Two irreconcilable enemies sit at a table to dialogue. The peace process in Colombia told through unprecedented access to the main actors in the negotiations and exceptional archive material. Four years of tense meetings that culminate in a historic agreement after decades of violence.

On the one hand, we listen to the approach of José Manuel Santos, Colombian president and Nobel Peace Prize, and on the other hand, to Timochenko, RAFC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) guerrilla leader.  Film director Natalia Orozco shows the arguments of all parties and instils her own character to a narration punctuated by her reflections. Never before had we seen the inner workings of such a fragile negotiation, which, against all odds, manages to avoid the constant threat of dialogue breakdown.


Natalia Orozco is a journalist, director and screenwriter of documentaries, with more than 10 years of experience as an international correspondent, for radio, press and TV. She has won two times the Simón Bolivar National Journalism Award. She has directed investigative journalistic reports on international and human rights issues, including Guantánamo ¿hasta cuando? and Gitanos, ciudadanos sin patria. She has a master’s degree in Humanitarian Cooperation and Political Science, both obtained in Paris. She has directed the documentary Benghazi, más allá del frente armado.

El Silencio de los Fusiles | Edition 2017, Festival, Official Section - Latitude

El Silencio de los Fusiles

Natalia Orozco

Colombia, France (2017)



Language: Spanish