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.
Port of Destiny: Peace is available for screenings and events in universities, boardrooms, institutions, companies, and beyond. If you are interested in hosting a screening please fill out the form below and someone will reply to you as soon as possible:
"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
"Poignant and courageous"
BARBARA KOPPLE, TWO-TIME ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER, CABIN CREEK FILMS
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SellersEaston Media Co-CEO Nina Easton is a bestselling author, magazine writer, and TV commentator. She won numerous national awards during a decade with the Los Angeles Times, and later as Washington editor and national columnist at Fortune, covering politics, the economy, and foreign affairs.Nina chaired Fortune Most Powerful Women International and co-chaired the Fortune Global Forum—conceiving and casting high-profile events in Asia, Canada, Europe, and the U.S., and earning a reputation as a renowned interviewer of leaders in government, business, and culture. She was a regular TV commentator on primetime shows, including Special Report and Fox News Sunday, as well as appearing on news programs such as NBC’s Meet the Press and CBS’ Face the Nation. Nina is an accomplished political historian whose critically acclaimed book on the American conservative movement, Gang of Five, ranks on the Vox list of “books to read to understand the world.” She also co-authored a best-selling book on the Reagan administration, and co-authored a book on then presidential candidate John Kerry while serving as the Boston Globe’s deputy Washington bureau chief. In 2012, she was a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, teaching a seminar on presidential campaigns. At the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Nina co-founded and hosts “Smart Women, Smart Power,” interviewing world leaders and diplomats on stage. Nina serves on the board of Vital Voices, a global nonprofit empowering women leaders. She is a member of the Trilateral Commission, bringing together leaders from three continents to defend democracy and rule of law. In 2021, Nina was appointed by Gov. Larry Hogan to chair the Maryland Semiquincentennial Commission, established to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the U.S.
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.
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.
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.