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Documentary: Juan Pablo Escobar - The sins of my father

Thursday, October 18, 2012 · Category Art & Culture · comments 4


History of Pablo Escobar, the most famous and feared drug lord of all time, first told by his son, Sebastian Marroquin (Juan Pablo Escobar) and attended by his mother, Maria Isabel Santos. Sebastian remembers his extraordinary childhood, growing up with a father he loved, but who also used to be the number one enemy of Colombia.

Exclusive footage in this 1 hour and 25 minute documentary

The documentary takes you through the live of Pablo Escobar, from the very beginning of his rise to power as the most powerful druglord. Sebastian and his mother gave exclusive access to their private files. Footage and inside of the private live of Pablo Escobar. The documentary includes dozens of videos, hundreds of photographs, letters, documents and even audio cassettes recorded over fifteen years ago by Escobar himself.

Asking for forgiveness

The last phone call Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar made before he was gunned down on a Medellin rooftop was to his son, and many thought Juan Pablo Escobar would follow in his father's footsteps. But 16 years later, he is asking his father's victims for forgiveness by appearing in the documentary "Sins of My Father" that premiers this week at Argentina's Mar del Plata film festival.

Juan Pablo Escobar fled Colombia in 1994, a year after his infamous father was shot dead by security forces. Since then he has led a quiet life as an architect in Buenos Aires under the name Sebastian Marroquin. "As members of the Escobar family, we have to accept responsibility for what happened and ask for forgiveness for everything Colombia suffered because of my father's crimes," Marroquin told Reuters.

Marroquin, 32, said he decided to throw off the veil of anonymity in an effort to bring reconciliation to his homeland, where security forces continue to battle cocaine-smuggling gangs who stepped in to fill the void left by the big cartels of the 1980s and 1990s.

In the film "Sins of My Father," Marroquin tells the story of the drug lord and meets the sons of two of his most high-profile victims: former Justice Minister Rodrigo Lara Bonilla and presidential candidate Luis Carlos Galan. Lara and Galan dared to confront Escobar about his drug smuggling, and paid with their lives. Galan's oldest son said meeting Escobar's son in Bogota had helped his family find closure.

"We felt very nervous and uncomfortable at first ... but in the end we felt relieved and freed from feelings of anger," Claudio Galan explained. "We thank him for this."


1. by Mary about 8 years

Que ejemplo de entereza y prueba de dignidad. Un muchacho que podría haber seguido el camino del crimen y sin embrago ha luchado por vivir una vida honesta, ha luchado por el perdón de quienes fueron víctimas de tanto sufrimiento.
Sin dejar de reconocer el amor a su padre, ha logrado en forma muy efectiva hacer un paralelo de sus vidas destacando las fuerzas poderosas del bien y el mal.
Felicitaciones y que Dios te bendiga Sebastián.

2. by Capatin about 7 years

I'm really into it, thnkas for this great stuff!

3. by Bart about 7 years

Hello Capatin, thanks for the comment. Hope to see you back soon ;-) Lot's of new stuff coming these days

4. by Bettina Santelices about 7 years

Bendito sea Dios! Paz entre dos muchachos que no tubieron nada que ver con las cosas de adultos.


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