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Between Armed Conflict, Social Awareness and the Neoliberal Market: The Case of Alias María

  • Carlos de Oro
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Abstract

De Oro explores the feature film Alias María to demonstrate that, in the current neoliberal environment, film policies in Colombia achieve both an opening of Colombian cinema to the international market while creating spaces in which films dealing with urgent social issues can thrive. De Oro analyzes Alias María as an example of neoliberal practices of financing, producing and exhibiting cultural products, and an effective resistance strategy that uses filmmaking as an instrument of social engagement and awareness. The chapter also draws attention to the use of audiovisual tools as pedagogical and communicative strategies to strengthen community networks amid armed conflict.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos de Oro
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  1. 1.Southwestern UniversityGeorgetownUSA

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