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Unarmed Bodyguards - With Peace Brigades International in Colombia & Mexico (Brigade des Friedens - als unbewaffnete Leibwaechter in Kolumbien und Mexico)

Unarmed Bodyguards - With Peace Brigades International in Colombia & Mexico
Scenes from "Unarmed Bodyguards" (photo © Rasmus Gerlach)

They are, as it were, the eyes of the world: the members of the Peace Brigades International, a pacifist NGO that eschews any form of violence. For 25 years they have been working wherever the lives of human rights activists are in danger. These volunteers often accompany lawyers, unionists or women’s organizations whose work makes them the target of death squads. Rasmus Gerlach has recorded the day-to-day work of PBI volunteers in Mexico and Colombia, using a hand-held camera. We see them on duty in the Colombian jungle, in war zones and in prisons, amidst the beauty of the South American landscape and the terror of inhumane brutality.
Genre Society
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2006
Director Rasmus Gerlach
Screenplay Rasmus Gerlach
Cinematography Rasmus Gerlach, Gernot Jepsen
Brigitte Kirsche
Goran Bregovic
Producer Eva-Maria Wittke
Production Company NDR/Hamburg, in co-production with Moonlightmovies/Hamburg
Runtime 82 min
Format color
Dubbed Versions German
Sound Technology Stereo
With backing from MSH Schleswig-Holstein
German Distributor Moonlightmovies/Hamburg

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