Sunday, 22 January 2017

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The United Nations invites you to the screening of  “Sins of my Father” to celebrate World Peace Day (PDF)


Award winning documentary “Sins of My Father” tells the story of Pablo Escobar, the most notorious drug trafficker of the modern era, from a new perspective: the voice of his only son. For the first time, Sebastian Marroquin (formerly Juan Pablo Escobar) and his mother invite the world deep into the life of Escobar through photographs, recordings and intimate memories from the times of extraordinary luxury and            extravagance to their fall and exile. The film is also the story of two of Escobar's most prominent victims, Rodrigo Lara Bonilla, the Minister of Justice, and presidential candidate, Luis Carlos Galán Sarmiento, as told by their sons.

Filmmaker Nicolas Entel captures the powerful and historic moment when the son of Pablo Escobar and the sons of his victims, anti-drug trade crusaders Luis Carlos Galan and Rodrigo Lara Bonilla, come    together to heal wounds that have haunted them for a decade. Born into a world of violence, Marroquin’s only option is to search for peace and reconciliation.


Special guest for the Q&A session Sebastian Marroquin .

Introduction by Afsané Bassir-Pour (Director, UNRIC).

Moderated by Carlos Jimenez (UNRIC).


Time/Place: Thursday, 23 September, 18.30 / Goethe-Institut Brüssel, Rue Belliard 58 , Belliardstraat 58, 1040 Brussels, Belgium


There is no entrance fee, but as places are limited, we kindly ask you to register in advance by sending an e-mail with the subject “Sins of My Father” to: [email protected]. NO registration e-mails will be accepted after 3pm 22nd September.


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