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TikTokers of the Darien Gap


The jungle connecting Colombia to Panama is the scene of one of the most urgent migrant dramas in the world. This video report from Cerosetenta concentrates on migrant ‘influencers’ who are documenting the Darien Gap crossing and creating travel guides for others who are planning to take the perilous route, on TikTok, a short-form video social media app which has quickly become one of the most popular in the world.

This video shows a panorama of what the –majority Venezuelan– migrants along this jungle crossing have experienced over the past couple of years and what they have documented on social media as testimony of their journey. Through the voices of some of these TikTokers, alongside experts and analysts, Cerosetenta looks at what kind of a role social media apps like TikTok play within the current migratory experience.

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By Eduardo Santos y Diego Forero, video editing by Tania Tapia Jáuregui.


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