Our Song to War


Few people outside of Colombia have heard of the Bojayá massacre, which took place on May 2, 2002. In the span of a few minutes, over 100 civilians in that small town were killed by members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces, a guerilla organization (popularly known as FARC) that was attempting to wrest control of that region away from paramilitary and counterinsurgency groups. Juanita Onzaga’s hauntingly beautiful Our Song to War, a winner of numerous short film awards at festivals around the world, evokes that traumatic past through the eyes of children. Though too young to remember that tragic episode, they share their stories of familial loss and communal healing in the skull-filled graveyard and on the blood-colored river where spirits of the dead have not been fully laid to rest.

Written by David Scott Diffrient

Our Song to War Juanita Organza


Juanita Onzaga
Belgium / Colombia
15 min
In Spanish with English subtitles


Wednesday, April 10
Lyric Cinema
6:30 p.m.
Will screen prior to GAZA (encore)

Saturday, April 13
ACT Selected Short Film Block
Lory Student Center Theatre
10:30 a.m.

Los Comandos
Scenes from a Dry City
Our Song to War
Trapped in a City of a Thousand Mountains