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Photographer Stephen Ferry has spent ten years documenting the ongoing internal armed conflict in Colombia. In his recently-published book, Violentology: A Manual of the Colombian Conflict, Ferry presents a comprehensive look at this incredibly complicated and brutal conflict with the use of his own photographs, historical imagery and text.

Ferry sat down with LightBox to narrate a video tour of the new book.

Read the story and watch the video here.

Indigenous Colombian women stand up to violence

We Women Warriors is being presented at the DocuWeeks 2012 Screenings in NY August 10-16, and LA August 24-30.

By ARTURO CONDE

Philosophers have long struggled to find an explanation for some of life’s most complicated problems. But sometimes, the most profound truths can only be reached through the experience of being a mother.

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Más de 6 millones de victimas ha dejado la guerra en Colombia durante años y estos triple perros hijupuetas después de 2 años de negociaciones suspenden los diálogos de paz por el secuestro de UN general y las 6 millones de victimas qué, no les importa?!!!! creen que alcanzar la paz es un juego en el cual se puede pausar y retomar cuando se les de la maldita e hijueputa gana. Estoy indignado y tenia que expresarlo por acá. 

"De tanto apanhar, aprendi a bater, de tanto fracassar, aprendi a vencer, de tanto observar aprendi a perceber, que nessa vida, só ame a Deus, a seus pais e a você."

FARC

Colombia’s Hidden Killers – Part 1

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, was founded five decades ago as a Marxist people’s army fighting against capitalist imperialism and Colombia’s often-brutal government. And they’ve been fighting a protracted bloody war ever since. In recent years, FARC has devolved into a guerrilla force that threatens the very people it originally sought to protect. Why? Because in order to secure their dwindling territory and lucrative coca fields, FARC has buried thousands of land mines in civilian areas. Since 1990, there have been over 10,000 land mine victims in Colombia, the second-most in the world behind Afghanistan.

FARC and the government have been negotiating peace for the past six months, and FARC’s potential demobilization could yield a transformative moment in Colombian history. But the scars of 50 years of conflict, and 50 years of land mines, can’t be so easily erased. We traveled to Colombia to speak with land mine victims and to see first hand how around 7,000 FARC guerilla have held off over 300,000 Colombian soldiers for so many years.

Watch it here