ABOUT THE FILM
A film about inspiration, determination, and courage…and a Nobel Peace Prize winner’s pursuit of peace.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won international praise for signing a peace agreement to end five decades of civil war that left some 260,000 people dead and 8 million displaced. His persistence transformed a country that was once the murder capital of the world into a global destination for investment and tourism. Port of Destiny tells the story of Santos' path to peace: As Defense Minister he waged war on FARC, a terrorist guerrilla movement; as President, he brokered peace—but paid a steep political price. Featuring interviews with former United States President Bill Clinton and former United Kingdom Prime Minister Tony Blair, the film draws on deep access to its Colombian subjects to tell the story of how this former military hawk risked his career and his legacy to bring peace to his people.
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"Port of Destiny brilliantly captures the determination and courage of President Juan Manuel Santos in ending 50 years of civil war in Colombia. This riveting drama shows what it took to end the violence, and the political price Santos had to pay on his way to winning the Nobel Peace Prize."
Jonathan Powell, former chief British negotiator in Northern Ireland
"Really powerful --incredible--so well done, moving and extremely important...Whether you agree or disagree with the decisions made, it is a window to the mind and soul of the leader making those decisions."
Lori Esposito Murray
Council on Foreign Relations fellow
"Magnificent. Such an appealing, compelling and articulate subject—yet it's the storytelling that makes the documentary so rich. [The film would] get an A+ at 60 Minutes."
Lesley Stahl, Correspondent,
60 Minutes, CBS News
"A really powerful film."
Alan Murray, CEO of FORTUNE
"Outstanding. I am astounded by the quality of the script, camera shots, editing, and nuanced points both about the politics and the peace."
Lyndsay Howard, senior analyst for foreign policy, Bloomberg LP
"A fantastic film. The storyline was perfectly put together—it kept me wanting more and then it delivered more. Beautifully shot. I didn’t want it to end. What an amazing story!"
Jason Donehue, Finance Executive
"Poignant and courageous"
Barbara Kopple, two-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Cabin Creek Films
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Executive Producer, Port of Destiny: Peace & Sellers Easton Media Co-CEO
Nina Easton is a bestselling and award-winning author, magazine writer, and TV commentator, covering politics, the economy, and foreign affairs. Nina is currently chair of Fortune Most Powerful Women International and co-chair of the Fortune Global Forum —conceiving and casting high-profile live events, and conducting interviews with the some of the biggest names in global business and international affairs.
At the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the prominent Washington D.C. foreign affairs think tank, Nina hosts the global affairs series of live events and iTunes podcast “Smart Women, Smart Power,” bringing world leaders and diplomats to the stage for insightful interviews. In 2012, she was a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, teaching and producing influential research on wealth in America. Over the course of a three-decade media career, Nina has interviewed top figures in politics (including Barack Obama, Condoleezza Rice, Christine Lagarde) and in business (ranging from prominent CEOs such as Meg Whitman to groundbreaking pioneers like Steve Wozniak).
Director, Port of Destiny: Peace
Robert Abbott is a six-time Emmy Award winning producer and director with 30+ years experience in the sports and entertainment industry. Abbott most recently directed Port of Destiny: Peace, a film on Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, the winner of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize. Prior to that he directed and narrated the ESPN 30 for 30 film, The Last Days of Knight and was executive producer on Catholics vs Convicts. Abbott spent 11 years at ESPN, from 2001-2012, and during that time was instrumental in creating E60 and Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame. He also helped create and oversee the productions of Who's #1? and The Headlines for ESPN25, the network's 25th anniversary project. Prior to joining ESPN Abbott spent 14 years at CNN where he produced and directed the award-winning documentaries, Field of Screams, Battle of the Sexes and The Moses Project.
Abbott is a graduate of Florida State University and lives in Avon, CT with his wife Jennifer and their three sons.
Executive Producer, Port of Destiny: Peace & Senior Vice President, Sellers Easton Media
Kelly has spent over two decades in the media business, start at Disney's ABC Television Group, and rising to ESPN’s Programming and Production Senior Management team. Her focus included programming, contract negotiations, business strategy, and maximizing revenue-generating opportunities across the integrated platforms of the Walt Disney Company.
At SellersEaston, Kelly is charged with developing content strategy and new business. SellersEaston is a content creation company that produces premier quality storytelling content across various media—video, film, print, digital, live events—for CEOs and other leaders, companies, foundations, and families to showcase their progress and impact.
Kelly received her Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University, majoring in Spanish.
LIFE AFTER OFFICE
President Santos speaks globally about his government's peace efforts, lessons in conflict resolution, and his commitment to protecting the world from war, terrorism, and environmental harm. To learn more click here.
Port of Destiny: PEACE