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Date(s) - April 6, 2024
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Lyric Cinema


Courage Amid Conflict: Stories of Resilience in Colombia’s Post-War Era

In-person guest: Luz Marina Bernal, film participant & Nobel Peace Prize nominee (2016)

“Until The Sun Dies“ unfolds its stories over co-incidences of the contrary: life born from death, and death from the pursuit of peace and justice. Through its insight into the struggles of two social leaders in Colombia’s “post-conflict“ era, the film invites us to delve deeply into the stories of those who have defied violence and demonstrates that the human spirit can prevail and leave a legacy of hope in the midst of the deepest darkness.

Two stories, told side-by-side on simultaneous struggles, woven together into a universal portrait of courage. In one thread, we follow Nobel Peace Prize nominee Luz Marina, a mother seeking justice after the extrajudicial killing of her son. In the other thread, we follow the Nasa Indigenous leader Albeiro as he defends his territory against armed groups and multinational companies. The ancestral Indigenous saying “until the sun dies“ mirrors Luz Marina’s and Albeiro’s uncompromising fight for a world where life wins over death, equality over inequality, and the voice of the people over the imposed silence of violence. But their stories also mirror a condition of humanity, where the beauty of life and resistance is seamlessly falling into death and destruction.

“Until The Sun Dies” is a tribute to the thousands and thousands of lives lost in a war that was never their war. A restless meditation on territory and identity, sorrow and community. A completely independent production and first feature-length documentary by human rights activist and director Jonas Brander, this humble film reminds us that the voices of those barely heard in mainstream media are those who will pave the way into another future.

Es la historia de la candidata al Premio Nobel de la Paz Luz Marina, una madre que lucha para que se haga justicia en la ejecución extrajudicial de su hijo, y la de Albeiro, líder indígena del suroccidente de Colombia. El dicho ancestral indígena «Hasta que se apague el sol» se refleja en la lucha sin concesiones de ambos líderes por un mundo donde la vida prevalezca sobre la muerte, la igualdad sobre la desigualdad, y la voz del pueblo sobre el silencio impuesto. Pero sus historias reflejan también una condición de la humanidad, en la que la belleza de la vida y la resistencia caen en la muerte y la destrucción. «Hasta que se apague el sol» es un homenaje a las miles y miles de vidas perdidas en una guerra que no les pertenecía; un recordatorio de que, incluso en los momentos más oscuros, hay quienes se alzan para escribir un nuevo capítulo; una meditación inquieta sobre el territorio y la identidad, el dolor y la comunidad. Esta producción independiente demuestra que aquellos cuyas voces apenas se oyen en los grandes medios de comunicación son los que construyen para nosotros, para todos, el camino hacia otro futuro. 


CSU’s Student Leadership Involvement and Community Engagement office (SLiCE) is sponsoring two free tickets for CSU students to attend ACT. Students must book with their Rams email and CSUID number, and use the discount code SLiCE24. These free student tickets are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Student IDs will be checked at the festival. CSU employees can take advantage of the Commitment to Campus discount to receive 20% off a festival pass or 20% off any individual tickets. Please log into the c2c site for the discount code.