La Playa D.C. from Colombia (Official Selection, Cannes 2012 and 2013 Colombia Oscar submission) is about an Afro-Colombian teenager who fled the country’s Pacific coast pushed out by the war, and faces the difficulties of growing up in the city of Bogota. Tomas grows up surrounded by exclusion and racism. When his younger brother and closest friend disappears, Tomas hits the streets to find his brother and identity. Through this journey, Tomas reveals a unique perspective of a vibrant and unstable city that, like Tomas, stands on the threshold between what once was and what might be.
Colombia has the largest number of Afro-descendants in Spanish speaking America. Some Colombian filmmakers have explored the Afro-Colombian experience in films.