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Theatre for Rights and Justice in Colombia

    Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 19:30 to Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 18:30

    Theatre for Rights and Justice in Colombia

    Nine women (actresses and activists) arrive at an imaginary tribunal and become modern Antigonas requesting justice for the murder of their loved ones. Amnesty International Canada is honoured to partner with Aluna Theatre and its presentation of the award-winning play Antigonas: Tribunal of Women. The cast includes human rights defenders and activists, including one of this year's Nobel Peace Prize nominees, Luz Marina Bernal, a mother whose courageous work to expose killings of civilians by the Colombian military has been supported by Amnesty International. Her testimony is all the more important as Colombia moves forward towards peace building, after years of devastating conflict.

    This poetical and lyrical rendition of the Greek tragedy is in Spanish with English subtitles and will address the horrors of political and social violence, transforming pain into power and rebelliousness, and making women key actors in the Peace Process in Colombia.

    Luz Marina Bernal will join Amnesty International Canada Colombia Campaigner Kathy Price in a round table discussion at the same location on October 7 from 11 AM to 1 PM. 

    To read a review of the play, read here




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