In Colombia we are in a time of implementing peace agreements while a post-war era is slowly taking over. Maybe we tend to think that this process is something that the government does, but when we reflect about it, we understand that many people need to participate in this process on all levels of society, in order for the peace to become a reality.
And there is a long way to go, because the consequences of the long war in Colombia continue to be very present. Millions or hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced and have experienced atrocities. Others fall back into what they already know - violence. Their wounds are still deep and many people carry bitterness and resentment which influence the way they think and live.
Salomé is a new short film from FilmCom Studios and tells the story of a 14-year old girl who is displaced, a war refugee and new in her neighborhood. One day she discovers an art workshop, where kids and teens paint and sculpture. Salomé enters but soon makes a mess. When she is given the opportunity to paint herself however, her talent gets discovered, in fact so much it makes her remember things she has long tried to forget.
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