Hijos del viento
Switzerland, Colombia | 2022 | 98 min
Language : Spanish
Subtitles : French, English
Between 2002 and 2010, more than 10,000 civilians were killed by the Colombian army and thrown into mass graves—with the aim of demonstrating the success of the offensive against the FARC. Felipe Monroy offers a voice to the families of the victims of this unpunished state crime, thereby creating a heartrending film that stands against the worst crime of all: oblivion.
A Colombian filmmaker trained at the HEAD in Geneva, Felipe Monroy is the author of a documentary trilogy about the victims of the Colombian conflict, a war that lasted half a century and left at least 215,000 civilians dead before the peace process in 2016 (which the director chronicled in his previous film, Los Fantasmas del Caribe). In the company of Sergeant Mora – the first soldier to denounce the Colombian Army’s crimes – and a group of bereaved mothers, Felipe Monroy dismantles the inner workings of a machine of lies and deaths, responsible for the murder of thousands of often very young civilians, killed by the Colombian Army during Alvaro Uribe’s presidency. Sons of the Wind is a heartrending testament, a film full of outraged words demanding justice. With close frames on faces etched with suffering, the film frees a discourse that is calm, defeated and filled with emotion. Between anger and tenacity, the director stands against the worst crime of all – oblivion – and calls on society to heal the wounds of war.
Los Fantasmas de Caribe, 2018