Livestream - In Conversation: Ingrid Betancourt and Diane Von Furstenberg

In 2003 Ingrid Betancourt, a Franco-Colombian politician running for Columbian presidency, was captured by the Marxist guerrilla group the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC), and held hostage for six years in the Colombian jungle. The harrowing experience was the subject of a memoir EVEN SILENCE HAS AN END. Now in her first work of fiction, THE BLUE LINE, Betancourt weaves a story of love and hope into a remarkable novel which also tackles, with confronting clarity, Argentina’s Dirty War of the 1970s and ’80s, when young men and women by the thouands were brutalized and killed at the hands of a military dictatorship.

Join Betancourt for a reading and conversation about the book with longtime friend, designer, and human rights activist Diane Von Furstenberg.