A poignant documentary about a young presidential candidate in Colombia campaigning against violence and corruption
This program by two bold independent producers is highly original in its form and provides an extraordinary portrait of a nation torn by civil strife. The central figure is Ingrid Betancourt, an idealistic candidate for president of Colombia who creates her own political party, the Oxygen Green Party, to root out corruption in government and to end violence and kidnapping by drug lords and guerrillas. Although Betancourt was kidnapped by the guerrillas in 2002 before the producers began filming in Colombia, they weave a heartbreaking tale of her family’s struggle to continue her presidential campaign while they wait for news of her fate.
Victoria Bruce, Karin Hayes, producers and directors; Geof Bartz, editor; Cesar Pinzon, photographer; Mauricio Mesa, Humerto Pinzon, sound; Mayra Rodriguez, associate producer; for HBO/Cinemax, Sara Bernstein, associate producer; Lisa Heller, supervising producer; Sheila Nevins, executive producer.