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Virginia Film Festival: 'Port of Destiny'

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Virginia Film Festival: 'Port of Destiny'

Thursday, October 24, 2019
6:00PM - 7:45PM (EDT)
Add to Calendar 2019-10-24 18:00:00 2019-10-24 19:45:00 Virginia Film Festival: 'Port of Destiny' Join the Miller Center and the Virginia Film Festival for a screening and discussion of Port of Destiny, a film that tracks the journey of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who won international praise for signing a peace agreement to end five decades of civil war that left some 260,000 people dead and 8 million displaced. His persistence transformed a country that was once the murder capital of the world into a global destination for investment and tourism. Port of Destiny tells the story of Santos' path to peace: As defense minister he waged war on FARC, a terrorist guerrilla movement; as president, he brokered peace—but paid a steep political price. Featuring interviews with former United States President Bill Clinton and former United Kingdom Prime Minister Tony Blair, the film draws on deep access to its Colombian subjects to tell the story of how this former military hawk risked his career and his legacy to bring peace to his people. Buy tickets starting September 30 Newcomb Hall Theater 180 McCormick Rd. Charlottesville, VA 22903 Miller Center millercenter@virginia.edu America/New_York public
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Join the Miller Center and the Virginia Film Festival for a screening and discussion of Port of Destiny, a film that tracks the journey of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who won international praise for signing a peace agreement to end five decades of civil war that left some 260,000 people dead and 8 million displaced. His persistence transformed a country that was once the murder capital of the world into a global destination for investment and tourism. Port of Destiny tells the story of Santos' path to peace: As defense minister he waged war on FARC, a terrorist guerrilla movement; as president, he brokered peace—but paid a steep political price. Featuring interviews with former United States President Bill Clinton and former United Kingdom Prime Minister Tony Blair, the film draws on deep access to its Colombian subjects to tell the story of how this former military hawk risked his career and his legacy to bring peace to his people.

Buy tickets starting September 30

When
Thursday, October 24, 2019
6:00PM - 7:45PM (EDT)
Add to Calendar 2019-10-24 18:00:00 2019-10-24 19:45:00 Virginia Film Festival: 'Port of Destiny' Join the Miller Center and the Virginia Film Festival for a screening and discussion of Port of Destiny, a film that tracks the journey of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who won international praise for signing a peace agreement to end five decades of civil war that left some 260,000 people dead and 8 million displaced. His persistence transformed a country that was once the murder capital of the world into a global destination for investment and tourism. Port of Destiny tells the story of Santos' path to peace: As defense minister he waged war on FARC, a terrorist guerrilla movement; as president, he brokered peace—but paid a steep political price. Featuring interviews with former United States President Bill Clinton and former United Kingdom Prime Minister Tony Blair, the film draws on deep access to its Colombian subjects to tell the story of how this former military hawk risked his career and his legacy to bring peace to his people. Buy tickets starting September 30 Newcomb Hall Theater 180 McCormick Rd. Charlottesville, VA 22903 Miller Center millercenter@virginia.edu America/New_York public
Where
Newcomb Hall Theater
180 McCormick Rd.
Charlottesville, VA 22903