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The Colombian Roundabout [A Short Documentary About Backpacking in Colombia]

“The Colombian Roundabout” is the journey of a European citizen, as an examination of the developing backpacking tourism industry that is opening up to this South American country.

While the main character, Jakob, experiences the diversity of backpacker hostels in four different regions of Colombia, widely visited by foreigners, also witnesses different sides of the tourism boom.

Between the Lines: The Failed Drug Policy Behind the Distorted Portrait of Colombian Cocaine Empire

It might be that the stories behind cocaine production and distribution fit in the prime-time-perfect-formula of “sex, drugs and rock and roll”. In addition, the gunshots, the violence, the bombs. The – also – perfect fitting location of Colombia, characterized by perpetuated stereotypes of a mysterious region, full of superstitions, heavy jungles and warm Caribbean beaches in the unexplored south of the American continent. And Latinas.

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