Before the farewell to Arms, a transition zone in Colombia

In November of 2016, the Colombian government and the insurgent group FARC-EP signed The Final, Integral, and Definitive Agreement for Peace. A significant milestone in the history of this country. After 52 years of war, more than 6900 soldiers from the ex – guerrilla group started their transition to civil life.

As agreed during the negotiation process, the Colombian government opened 20 Transitional Local Zones for Normalisation (Zonas Veredales Transitorias de Normalización – ZVTN) and 6 Transitional Local Points for Normalisation (Puntos Transitorios de Normalización – PTN). These areas are currently the home of thousands of soldiers for a maximum period of 3 years. Processes of reintegration and reconciliation take place in these areas.

Through the images of this exhibition we get a glimpse of the daily life in one of these areas, where a group belonging to the Caribbean Bloc experienced their last days as soldiers, while they waited for their disarmament and the beginning of their new political party.

This exposition was open from Sept 4 -2017 until Oct 30 of 2017 at CEDLA.

During the 12 and 13 of December the exposition will be open  at the Co -Lab which takes place at Hotel Casa Amsterdam – Eerste Ringdijkstraay 4.