Colombia: Calling Siloé home | DW Documentary

Colombians link the name Siloé with violence and drug dealing. The barrio in the city of Cali is known as one of the country’s most dangerous slums.

Residents of Cali are branded criminals. Already as children, they’re denied opportunities and participation in society. The Siloeños say they’ll no longer accept that. Together they’re battling the stigma and want to correct the distorted view of their neighborhood. The graffiti artist Apu Siloé is using his art to highlight the beauty of this complex location and create a monument to its heroes. The district’s historian, David Gómez, is giving tourists a closer look at Siloé. He also says that in order to understand the present, you need to know the past. This isn’t only true for outsiders, but for the residents of the barrio themselves. A Report by Nicole Frölich and Antonia Schaefer.

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