For decades, Colombia has been plagued by armed conflict and the murder of innumerable social leaders and politicians. Luis Carlos Galán, a former presidential candidate who dedicated his life to fighting injustice and inequality, was sadly one of its many victims. Despite this tragedy, there is hope in the form of a peace agreement made by a small Colombian village that few expected to be possible.
These villagers stood up against an oppressive system and made history despite their small numbers — a feat that is celebrated in the documentary “The Promise of Equality” which follows their story. Through interviews with those involved as well as scholars and journalists, the film presents a gripping narrative on how these people have managed to move beyond violence and create peaceful coexistence between opposing sides. In addition to shedding light on their struggles, the film also serves as an homage to the legacy left by Luis Carlos Galán and other social leaders who are no longer with us.
The documentary “The Promise of Equality” is an inspiring tale about how we can all work together to fight for justice and equality in our communities. It is not only an invaluable resource for anyone wanting to learn more about Colombia’s unique history but it also serves as a reminder that every individual can make a difference; even amid tragedy there is always hope for a better tomorrow. So if you are looking for ways to get inspired or take action, then this documentary is definitely worth watching!