Mother of baby born in captivity seeks to bar film


DUITAMA, Colombia (AP) — It's one of the most heart-tugging tales of Colombia's long civil conflict: Rebels appear at the jungle home of a poor farmer carrying a 7-month-old boy with bandaged arm and leave him for treatment. But they never return. The abandoned child won't see his hostage mother until she is finally freed from captivity three years later.

Now an award-winning movie about the case has itself become a part of the drama.

The child's mother is Clara Rojas and she is asking a court to prevent the film from being shown in the country. She says it would harm her child and "the free development of his personality."

A ruling could come this week.

The case has alarmed anti-censorship advocates including writers and even President Juan Manuel Santos, a former newspaperman.

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