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Colombia: Misery Porn

Juliana Rincon of Medea Material [ES] introduces the concept of Pornomiseria (Misery Porn), which is a term to describe film that exploits poverty and human misery to make money. In Colombia, “in certain manner we always wait to hear that in Colombia there is a lot of narcotrafficking, drugs, violence, insecurity, jewels, and more drugs. And Gabo (Gabriel Garcia Marquez). Ah, and very beautiful girls.” She adds that other Latin American countries suffer through similar stereotypes.

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