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Hector Aristizabal Returns to Medellin

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August 24, 2010 | bpfna

Performance artist Hector Aristizabal left Medellin in 1989 to save his life. After starting over in the US, he made a few visits back to see family, keeping a low profile and avoiding any political activity. This July, however, Aristizabal returned to work with peace and justice groups; to participate in the International Festival of Art in Resistance by performing his play, Nightwind, about his arrest and torture by the Colombian military and his brother's murder at the hands of a paramilitary death squad; and to see for himself how his city had changed.

Click here to read the full story from Colombia Reports.

Hector Aristizabal has served as Artist-in-Residence at two BPFNA Summer Conferences — 2006 in Atlanta, GA and 2008 in Montreal, QC.


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