Land in Conflict

(Frontera Invisible)
Argentina/Belgium, 2016, 28 min.
Directed by
Nico Muzi, Nicolas Richat
economy / environment / palm oil industry / social issue / war

Ecozine International Film Festival 2017 – nominated for Best Short Documentary

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival 2017 – Official Selection

Festival La Fila 2017 – Official Selection

Land in Conflict is the true story of communities trapped in the middle of the world’s longest war, in which big business’ rush for palm oil to produce ‘green’ fuel has displaced peasant farmers and indigenous people, destroyed natural habitats and concentrated land in the hand of ‘the rich’. Colombia is on the cusp of a peace deal that will end 60 years of armed conflict. A war that has displaced more people than the entire population of Denmark. Meanwhile, the government plans to keep planting palm to supply Colombia and Europe with ‘biodiesel’. Will peace return the land to its true owners or hand it over to big agrobusiness? A fine blend of environmental documentary and social research through victims’ testimonials, Land in Conflict gives a voice to the local communities that fight hard to recuperate their land while exposing the major pitfalls of the biofuels policy.

A Q&A with the producer, Mihai Stoica, will follow the screening. 

Land in Conflict Official Site