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 3

Anna-Lina Mattar and Gala Rocabert Navarro in conversation with Catalina Mejía

En el ombligo

 Sala Teatro Parque Explora

The signing of the FARC Peace Accords in 2016 represented a watershed in the recent history of Colombia: a moment of triumph for many, and one of controversy for many others. Behind the headlines, what has happened to the people who were caught up in the war? The illustrator Anna-Lina Mattar (Germany-Spain) and the anthropologist and sociologist Gala Rocabert Navarro won the Fnac-Salamandra Graphic International Graphic Novel Prize for En el ombligo. Diarios de guerra y paz en Colombia (2021), a work that collates the experiences of former guerrilla fighters after the signing of the peace agreement in 2016. The illustrator Anna-Lina Mattar has created images to tell the story of Gala, who reports from the countryside about life after the agreement. They will talk to Catalina Mejía about the book.

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Event 1

El País event: Sergio Ramírez in conversation with Jan Martínez Ahrens

 Sede Digital Hay Colombia

Sergio Ramírez (Nicaragua) is one of the most outstanding voices in Latin American literature. He has received, among other awards, the 1998 Alfaguara Novel Prize, the 2000 José María Arguedas Latin American Prize for Margarita, está linda la mar, the 2011 José Donoso Ibero-American Prize for Literature, the 2014 Carlos Fuentes International Prize and the 2017 Cervantes Prize. He was Vice-president of Nicaragua between 1985 and 1990 under President Daniel Ortega and is the founder of the Centroamérica Cuenta literary event. His latest work is entitled Tongolele no sabía bailar (2021), a book that concludes the trilogy of crime novels featuring Inspector Dolores Morales, set in the turbulent Nicaragua of the 21st century. He will talk to the editor of El País América, Jan Martínez Ahrens.

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Event 2

Katherin Gil and Leyner Palacios in conversation with Vanessa Rosales

Imagine... equalities: From the Pacific

 Centro de Convenciones (Sala Barahona)

Vanessa Rosales will talk to two citizens from the Pacific region who is committed to building community and communicating culture and knowledge. Katherin Gil, director and founder of the Jóvenes Creadores del Chocó group, an initiative that has made an extraordinary contribution to local cultural development. Leyner Palacios is a surviving Chocoano leader of the Bojayá massacre. Awarded with the Premio Global por el Pluralismo 2017, he is characterized by being a peace manager with a trajectory of more than 20 years of working with communities in Chocó and different areas of the Colombian Pacific. He is the current commissioner of the Truth Commission.

With the support of the Truth Comission

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Event 10

Francisco de Roux in conversation with María Jimena Duzán

Imagine... democracy

 Centro de Convenciones (Auditorio)

The president of the Truth Commission, Francisco de Roux, talks about this extraordinary work of analysis carried out in Colombia to establish a legal and sociological framework in the face of the impact of decades of violence. The work of this commission has set an example for global peace processes. In 2017 he published La audacia de la paz imperfecta, a testament to his tireless work to foster reconciliation in Colombia, from his life in areas of conflict to his peaceful resistance to guerrillas and paramilitaries, prior to his service as president of the Truth Commission. De Roux talks with María Jimena Duzán about this issue of vital importance for Colombia, a beacon for the whole world.

With the support of ICTJ - Centro Internacional para la Justicia Transicional

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Event 26

Martín Caparrós, Adela Cortina and Juan Carlos Flórez in conversation with Leopoldo Fergusson

The curse of inequality

 Centro de Convenciones (Sala Barahona)

The real root of social problems in the Latin American region is inequality, which generates economic and, as a result, educational, health and legal differences for millions of people. How is it possible to counter this profound and deeply-rooted problem, which also combines with variables such as race and gender? Can and should governments fight it through comprehensive policies? What happens to the rights and duties of citizenship in an unequal society? Leopoldo Fergusson will talk to the writer and journalist Martín Caparrós (Argentina), the philosopher Adela Cortina (Spain), and the writer Juan Carlos Flórez (Colombia).

With the support of Comisión de la Verdad

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Event 35

Reni Eddo-Lodge and Djamila Ribeiro in conversation with Vanessa Rosales (Spanish version)

Imagine... equalities: racism still

 Centro de Convenciones (Sala Barahona)

The world continues to be deeply racist and in order to change this fact we must understand its context. Vanessa Rosales talks to two writers who have studied and reflected on racism and how to fight it. With Reni Eddo-Lodge (UK), journalist and author and one of the most powerful voices in the race debate today. She is a contributor to media outlets such as The New York Times, The Voice, Daily Telegraph and The Guardian, and her first book, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race has caused a global stir. From the world of academia, journalism and activism, the philosopher, writer and activist Djamila Ribeiro (Brazil) occupies a central position in the current struggle for the rights of black and racialized people in Brazil and Latin America. Ribeiro led the Department for Human Rights in the city of São Paulo in 2016 and has been recognized by the BBC as one of the 100 most influential women in the world. In 2019, after publishing her third book, Pequeno manual antirracista (2019), she was awarded the Prince Claus Prize (Netherlands) and chosen by the French Government as a Figure of the Future. Her first book translated into Spanish is Lugar de enunciación (2020).

With the support of Comisión de la Verdad and British Council

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Event 35EN

Reni Eddo-Lodge and Djamila Ribeiro in conversation with Vanessa Rosales (English version)

Imagine... equalities: racism still

 Centro de Convenciones (Sala Barahona)

The world continues to be deeply racist and in order to change this fact we must understand its context. Vanessa Rosales talks to two writers who have studied and reflected on racism and how to fight it. With Reni Eddo-Lodge (UK), journalist and author and one of the most powerful voices in the race debate today. She is a contributor to media outlets such as The New York Times, The Voice, Daily Telegraph and The Guardian, and her first book, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race has caused a global stir. From the world of academia, journalism and activism, the philosopher, writer and activist Djamila Ribeiro (Brazil) occupies a central position in the current struggle for the rights of black and racialized people in Brazil and Latin America. Ribeiro led the Department for Human Rights in the city of São Paulo in 2016 and has been recognized by the BBC as one of the 100 most influential women in the world. In 2019, after publishing her third book, Pequeno manual antirracista (2019), she was awarded the Prince Claus Prize (Netherlands) and chosen by the French Government as a Figure of the Future. Her first book translated into Spanish is Lugar de enunciación (2020).

With the support of Comisión de la Verdad and British Council

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