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Speaker(s): Tom Feiling
Chair: Dr Francesco Panizza
Recorded on 16 October 2012 at Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Tom Feiling, who has spent years in Colombia, unpicks the tangled fabric of this oft-misunderstood country and explores its fascinating history and society.
This event marks the publication of Tom's new book Short Walks from Bogotá: Journeys in the new Colombia.
Tom Feiling is the filmmaker of Resistencia: Hip-Hop in Colombia, which won numerous awards at film festivals around the world, and was broadcast in four countries. In 2003 he became Campaigns Director for the TUC's Justice for Colombia campaign, which organises for human rights in Colombia. His first book was The Candy Machine: How Cocaine Took Over The World and was published by Penguin in 2009. Tom is an alumnus of LSE.