Blood Coal - Contract Killing in Colombia | Highlights | DW | 29.12.2020

Visit the new DW website

Take a look at the beta version of dw.com. We're not done yet! Your opinion can help us make it better.

  1. Inhalt
  2. Navigation
  3. Weitere Inhalte
  4. Metanavigation
  5. Suche
  6. Choose from 30 Languages
Advertisement

Highlights

Blood Coal - Contract Killing in Colombia

For years, Germany has been sourcing much of its coal from Colombia. But at what price? Colombians have been suffering from spiraling violence, while mining companies and European consumers profit.

Time and again, coal-mining in Colombia has proven to result in severe human rights abuses and environmental degradation. People are forced from their land, lose property rights and suffer violence. El Samario, a former paramilitary soldier, talks about the countless murders he has carried out on behalf of international coal suppliers.


The film sheds light on a dark part of Colombian life, and its links to Europe. It gives deep insights into the psyche of a contract killer, what lead him to commit murder and how he deals with his past. Can a murderer ever be forgiven? Can he forgive himself?

Broadcasting Hours: 

DW English

TUE 16.02.2021 – 01:15 UTC
TUE 16.02.2021 – 05:15 UTC
WED 17.02.2021 – 09:15 UTC
SAT 20.02.2021 – 08:15 UTC
SUN 21.02.2021 – 12:15 UTC

Cape Town UTC +2 | Delhi UTC +5,5 | Hong Kong UTC +8
Lagos UTC +1 | Cape Town UTC +2 | Nairobi UTC +3 
San Francisco UTC -8 | Edmonton UTC -7 | New York UTC -5
London UTC +0 | Berlin UTC +1 | Moscow UTC +3

DW Deutsch+

WED 17.02.2021 – 09:15 UTC
SAT 20.02.2021 – 08:15 UTC

Vancouver UTC -8 | New York UTC -5 | Sao Paulo UTC -3 

Related content