Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Hot Docs: The Siege now available in Media Services
This documentary follows the story of the day of the Siege of Colombia’s Palace of Justice, where close to 100 people were killed including most of the Colombia’s supreme court justices, and tracks the courtroom drama of Colonel Plazas Vega’s trial 25 years later. In the course of the highly charged trial the lawyers, prosecutors, and the judge all wear bulletproof vests, and start traveling with armed guards, in fear for their lives. The case has captured the attention of the Colombian public, and both practically and symbolically it has become a touchstone for the integrity of justice in Colombia.