Beyond the Walls: A Play Based on the Words of Colombian Women Political Prisoners

We are excited to share this link to a performance of Beyond the Walls, a play about political prisoners at the Buen Pastor Women’s Penitentiary in Bogotá, Colombia. The play was arranged from testimonies, letters, poetry and group statements by the prisoners themselves, collected over a period of 3 ½ years by Lily Obando, who was a political prisoner at the time. The play was translated and produced by the International Network in Solidarity with the Political Prisoners of Colombia (INSPP) and the Alliance for Global Justice (AfGJ). It was directed by Frida Cárdenas Espinoza and the video was produced by Ernesto Pacheco. This recording is of a performance at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Tucson, Arizona on October 20, 2012. Versions of this play are available in both English and Spanish. If you are interested in arranging a presentation of the play in your area, send an email to or call 202-544-9355, ext. 3.


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