Tired of the bad image of Medellin’s troubled neighborhood La Sierra,
16 girls and boys made a documentary about the positive sides and the
good people of the barrio.
La Sierra became infamous with the 2005 documentary ‘La Sierra’ about paramilitary gangs in Colombia’s second largest city. The film showed the then-22-year-old Jesus, who had his hand blown off
when building a grenade, alongside his commander Edison and Cielo, the
at that time 17-year-old girlfriend of a jailed member of the
But things have changed, says Ricardo Montaño, one of the producers and protagonist of the 12-minutes-long documentary. Drugs and prostitution are problems of the past, there are new things now, we live together peacefully, the student added.
“La Sierra is spectacular, positive. But of course we have difficulties, just as any other community,” Beatriz Gonzalez told Noticias Caracol.
The documentary will be shown in various institutes in Medellin.