FILBo 2016

Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich at FILBo

Azzam Alkadhi watches Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich speak about forgiveness, peace and women at war Focusing on the individual stories of thousands of interviewees,...
Las Aventuras de Nuku

Las Aventuras de Nuku

Las Aventuras de Nuku, a feature length animated film, represented Colombia at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Laura Brown chats to the movie’s director.
José González

Interview with José González

After his recent concert in Bogotá, Scott Figler caught up with famed folk musician José González to discuss his influences, his guitar style, and his favourite Latin American empanadas.
Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro de Bogotá

Theatre takes centre stage

Every two years, Bogotá gets overtaken by theatre in all its forms, as one of the continent’s largest festivals of its kind takes to...
The Huntsman: Winter’s War

The Huntsman: Winter’s War

1/5 stars “And then, the dragon shoots lasers from its eyes and the hero flies through the sky with a sword of rainbows and his...


5/5 stars With Anamolisa, Charlie Kaufman may well have made the best film of the year about human relationships, with the curious anomaly that it...
Estereo Picnic Schedule, Estereo picnic lineup

Estéreo Picnic 2016 schedule

It’s nearly time for the doors to the Estéreo Picnic festival to open, and it promises to be one heck of an event, with a huge variety of musical offerings ready to delight and surprise festival-goers. Linda Gómez looks at what’s on and when at this year’s massive music festival.


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Estereo Picnic 2016, Colombian bands at Estereo Picnic

The Colombian quota at Estéreo Picnic 2016

With more than 50 local and international artists taking to three stages, Bogotá’s Parque 222 will open its doors from March 10-12 for what promises to be a truly unique musical experience. Linda Gómez takes a look at some of the Colombian bands who will be playing this year’s festival.
St. Patrick’s Day in Bogotá

St. Patrick’s Day in Bogotá

Brendan Corrigan explains what it’s like to be Irish on St. Patrick’s Day in Bogotá and why his will be a fairly low-key celebration. St....

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Estéreo Picnic 2017

Estéreo Picnic 2017, Damp but not Dampened

Estéreo Picnic 2017 revellers were delighted by the performances and undeterred by the rain, as Linda Gómez discovered.
Hiking Bogotá, Quebrada Las Delicias, Quebrada La Vieja, Bogotá´s Mountain trails

Hiking Bogotá: The hills are alive with the sound of walkers!

Having a huge forest reserve right on the edge of the city makes for some excellent hill walking. Gerald Barr is on hand with a guide to hiking Bogotá mountain trails.
Festival Estéreo Picnic

Festival Estéreo Picnic: A day to remember

Linda Gómez is at the second day of the Festival Estéreo Picnic, the attendees braved mud, rain, anxiety and despair, as they waited for the band that for many perhaps had been their motivation for buying the ticket: The Strokes.
La Niña

La Niña: Life after war

La Niña is a new series which follows the life of a woman trying to escape her past as a guerrilla fighter in a fitting story for Colombia’s current situation. Jazid Contreras speaks to director Rodrigo Triana.
Santa Fe

A portrait of Santa Fe

Once a prestigious district, home to poets, intellectuals, traders and merchants, Santa Fe is now a red light zone, home instead to strip clubs, sex workers and brothels. Fayida Jailler speaks to two artists who are working to capture the realities of Santa Fe, an area that has become synonymous with sex.
trust in Colombia, Colombia peace process

Making Colombians trust again

If you’ve lived in Colombia long enough, you will have heard locals say that you can’t trust anyone here and that you need to be cautious (no des papaya!). Veronika Hoelker and Julia Lledín examine the importance of trust and confidence-building measures in the post-agreement phase.

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