Cartucho

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Trailer to a film by Colombian director Andrés Chávez. In Spanish, with English subtitles

It is completely unprecedented in Colombian history for a magnificent colonial neighborhood made up of traditional families and businesses to become home to thousands of homeless people and mafias. Its streets and old homes were converted into crack houses. This is a documentary that reconstructs the broken memory of Cartucho neighborhood in Bogotá. It´s a story of degradation that represents a society that tries to sweep the dirt under the rug. After its violent demolition in 2001 the government built a sterile park that people fear. But the legacy of Cartucho still wanders nearby. We destroyed the neighborhood, but anger remains.

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