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After peace

After peace is a documentary series of seven chapters, created and produced by the Associació de Periodisme Fora de Quadre and Contrast. A ‘work in progress’ which aims to analyze how these contries that suffered different types of conflict in the last quarter century have built the peace once they have signed the peace agreements. The countries are Bosnia, Lebanon, Rwanda, Guatemala, Cambodia, Argentina and South Africa. Up to now, we have produced the first four chapters . You can wath online in English, Catalan and Spanish ‘Bosnia. Divided Peace’ (ENG) (CAST) (CAT), ‘Lebanon. Pact of Silence’ (ENG) (CAT) (CAST), ‘Rwanda. Reconciliation, a must’ (ENG) (CAT) (CAST); and ‘Guatemala. Rescuing the memory’ (ENG) (CAT) (CAST).

After peace is a documentary series of seven chapters, created and produced by the Associació de Periodisme Fora de Quadre and Contrast. A ‘work in progress’ which aims to analyze how these contries that suffered different types of conflict in the last quarter of 20th century have built the peace once they have signed the peace agreements. The countries are Bosnia, Lebanon, Rwanda, Guatemala, Cambodia, Argentina and South Africa. The project started in 2011. Until now, it has been produced four chapters that you can wath online in English, Catalan or Spanish: ‘Bosnia. Divided Peace’ (ENG) (CAST) (CAT); ‘Lebanon. Pact of Silence’ (ENG) (CAT) (CAST); ‘Guatemala. Rescuing the memory’ (ENG) (CAT) (CAST); and ‘Rwanda. Reconciliation. A must’ (ENG) (CAT) (CAST).

After Peace has the support of Catalan Agency for Development Cooperation (ACCD), the International Catalan Institute for Peace (ICIP) and Barcelona City Council. The project was awarded in 2012 with the Joan Gomis Journalism Prize.

Synopsis

In 1995, during the Balkans war, 8.000 Bosnians were massacred in Srebrenica. The biggest collective murder committed in Europe since the Second World War. One year before, the genocide against Tutsis and moderate Hutus in Rwanda caused about one million deaths. From 1975 to 1990, Lebanon civil war resulted in thousands of deaths and a destroyed country divided into Christians and Muslims. In 1996 Government and guerrillas leaders signed the peace after 36 years of war in Guatemala. These countries and others, which have suffered extremely violent situations in the last decades, live in peace nowadays.

The documentary series ‘After Peace’ -Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lebanon, Guatemala, Rwanda, Cambodia, South Africa, Argentina- tries to explain the different ways to achieve peace taken by civil societies in these countries. We want to know the process undertaken by different political, cultural and religious communities around the world. It is a comparative analysis based in four basic subjects for reconciliation in a peace framework: truth, forgiveness, justice and reparation. Experts, victims and murderers from these countries as well as specialists will answer questions like: What happens with the victims when the war is officially finished? Which are the psychosocial initiatives carried out to blot out war effects and suffering? How can the victims forgive? We want to show which kind of reconstruction and rehabilitation post-war programmes have been made in these countries.