Cocaine City

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History, Sociopolitical Documentary narrated by Hamida Ghafour and published by Channel 4 broadcasted as part of CH4 Unreported World series in 2007 - English narration

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Reporter Hamida Ghafour and producer James Brabazon travel to one of the strangest, wildest cities on earth - Buenaventura, on Colombia's Pacific coast.

There is little running water or electricity in Buenaventura and housing is so scarce that people have constructed whole neighbourhoods of shacks built on stilts. Yet, over the last two years violent death has become an everyday fact in this city of around 300,000 people. Everyone is affected, almost everyone has lost someone.

Initially, people are too frightened to talk to the team, but with the help of Father Ricardo, a local Catholic priest, Ghafour begins to uncover what's behind the violence and the rules by which people in the city must live.

The team is told that this run down backwater is at the centre of the Colombian cocaine trade, controlled by private armies by the cartels who make millions of dollars shipping their drugs to America.

Each neighbourhood is controlled either by Colombia's rightwing paramilitaries or groups associated with the left wing guerrilla organisation FARC. Each demands total obedience and any transgression is punished with death.

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