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Voices from the Atrato River

Voices from the Atrato River

Digital Media and Internally Displaced People in Colombia


From Revista: the Harvard Review of Latin America

The project Memorias del Rio Atrato has opened a communication space where internally displaced persons from the mid-Atrato region in central Chocó can speak up and become visible to national and global audiences. Because this population, like other victims of war in Colombia, has been made invisible by mainstream narratives of the armed conflict, the media texts created and published by Memorias del Río Atrato are significant contributions to the construction of historical memory and to the collective understanding of the experience of displacement. "I think the website and the content we publish makes memory. We have made memory with our videos and stories," said Lucely, while reflecting on the impact of the project.

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