La buena vida

The Good Life
by Jens Shanze Germany, Switzerland, Colombia 2015 97'

The village of Tamaquito lies in the forests of Colombia. Here, nature provides the people with everything they need. But the WayÁºu community's way of life is being destroyed by the vast and rapidly growing El CerrejÁ³n coal mine. Determined to save his community from forced resettlement, young and charismatic leader Jairo Fuentes sets out to negotiate with the mine's operators. The villagers are promised the blessings of progress, but the WayÁºu place no value on modern, electrified houses ... on the so-called better life. Instead, they embark on a fight to save their life in the forest, which soon becomes a fight to survive.


Jens Shanze


Germany, Switzerland, Colombia

Film submission

23° Festival


01 October - 04 October 2020

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