Hay Festival Colombia Digital

Hay Festival Colombia took place from 21 to 30 of January 2022, with events in the cities of Cartagena de Indias, Medellín and Jericó. You are currently browsing the digital programme of the festival.

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Event 10

Patrick Radden Keefe in conversation with Veronica Smink (Spanish version)

The nation of pain

 Auditorio Principal Parque Explora

What is the true goal of the health industry? Is it healing or profit? Patrick Radden Keefe (United States) is a New Yorker journalist and the author of several works of non-fiction. His most recent work is Empire of Pain, the startling history of one of the world’s richest families, one whose fortune was built upon dark foundations. The big pharma magnates, the Sacklers, patrons of the sciences and the arts, became involved in the pharmaceutical industry at the time of the Great Depression, and were later involved in the sale of the painkiller Valium. Years later, they were behind the development of a medication that would earn them millions of dollars, the same that would usher in the era of the opioid crisis in the United States: OxyContin. Radden Keefe tells this story in a masterful way in his book, and will talk about this subject with Veronica Smink.

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Event 10EN

Patrick Radden Keefe in conversation with Veronica Smink (English version)

The nation of pain

 Auditorio Principal Parque Explora

What is the true goal of the health industry? Is it healing or profit? Patrick Radden Keefe (United States) is a New Yorker journalist and the author of several works of non-fiction. His most recent work is Empire of Pain, the startling history of one of the world’s richest families, one whose fortune was built upon dark foundations. The big pharma magnates, the Sacklers, patrons of the sciences and the arts, became involved in the pharmaceutical industry at the time of the Great Depression, and were later involved in the sale of the painkiller Valium. Years later, they were behind the development of a medication that would earn them millions of dollars, the same that would usher in the era of the opioid crisis in the United States: OxyContin. Radden Keefe tells this story in a masterful way in his book, and will talk about this subject with Veronica Smink.

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Event 5

Patrick Radden Keefe in conversation with Rosie Boycott (Spanish version)

Impery of pain

 Centro de Convenciones (Auditorio)

What is the true goal of the health industry? Is it healing or profit? Patrick Radden Keefe (United States) is a New Yorker journalist and the author of several works of non-fiction. His most recent work is Empire of Pain, the startling history of one of the world’s richest families, one whose fortune was built upon dark foundations. The big pharma magnates, the Sacklers, patrons of the sciences and the arts, became involved in the pharmaceutical industry at the time of the Great Depression, and were later involved in the sale of the painkiller Valium. Years later, they were behind the development of a medication that would earn them millions of dollars, the same that would usher in the era of the opioid crisis in the United States: OxyContin. Radden Keefe tells this story in a masterful way in his book, and will talk about this subject with Rosie Boycott.

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Event 5EN

Patrick Radden Keefe in conversation with Rosie Boycott (English version)

Impery of pain

 Centro de Convenciones (Auditorio)

What is the true goal of the health industry? Is it healing or profit? Patrick Radden Keefe (United States) is a New Yorker journalist and the author of several works of non-fiction. His most recent work is Empire of Pain, the startling history of one of the world’s richest families, one whose fortune was built upon dark foundations. The big pharma magnates, the Sacklers, patrons of the sciences and the arts, became involved in the pharmaceutical industry at the time of the Great Depression, and were later involved in the sale of the painkiller Valium. Years later, they were behind the development of a medication that would earn them millions of dollars, the same that would usher in the era of the opioid crisis in the United States: OxyContin. Radden Keefe tells this story in a masterful way in his book, and will talk about this subject with Rosie Boycott.

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Event 23

Ana Bejarano, Daniel Coronell, Daniel Samper Ospina and Daniel Samper Pizano in conversation with Yolanda Ruiz

Imagine... democracy

 Centro de Convenciones (Auditorio)

Event 58

Daniel Coronell, Jean-François Fogel and Juanita León in conversation with Jaime Abello Banfi

Journalism contra disinformation

 Centro de Convenciones (Sala Barahona)

Disinformation has a great present and future in the era of social media and digital platforms, thus posing countless challenges, especially in electoral contexts where organized disinformation exerts a polarizing force, thus affecting the functioning of democracy in Latin America. A great challenge for journalism, which in turn must face its own battle for survival, regaining the trust of audiences and finding business models that guarantee its future without compromising its ethics and independence. With Jean-François Fogel (France), Juanita León (Colombia) and Daniel Coronell (Colombia), in conversation with Jaime Abello Banfi.

With the support of the Gabo Foundation

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Event 62

José Manuel Acevedo, Liliet Heredero and Jan Martínez Ahrens in conversation with Andrés Mompotes

Narrating America

 Teatro Adolfo Mejía

A single region, a multiplicity of realities, ecosystems, cultural contexts and languages. An entire continent with a common history of invasion and dispossession, dictatorship and corruption, with a linguistic diversity in which hundreds of native languages are overshadowed by the dominance of four colonial languages, but also one of the most biodiverse territories on the planet, mother of an unimaginable cultural wealth. How can you say what happens in the Americas? Three expert reporters tell us how they tackle narrating events and news in such a fascinating region. With the director of Noticias RCN, José Manuel Acevedo (Colombia); BBC Mundo reporter Liliet Heredero (Cuba/USA) and El País América Director, Jan Martínez Ahrens (Spain). In conversation with the director of El Tiempo Andrés Mompotes (Colombia)

Event sponsored by El Tiempo

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