Presentation Title

Narcocinema and the Story of Pablo Escobar

Presenter Information

Jasmine Bartholomew

Document Type

Panel Presentation

Keywords

Narcocultura, Cinema, Culture

Biography

Jasmine Bartholomew is a Spanish major in the Department of Modern Languages. She focuses on Hispanic and Latino culture and history, especially ties to media and literature.

Major

Spanish

Advisor for this project

Ida Day

Start Date

22-4-2021 12:15 PM

Abstract

Violence and narcotrafficking in Latin American cinema have a rather strong effect on Latin American society. Many of the movies and telenovelas have an over-dramatization of violence and trafficking that occurs in these cinematic retellings of sicarios as well as an exaggeration (or complete invention) of events. This could impact the way people view historical events or the society as a whole with a constant retelling of these dramatized stories. The country that has been actively impacted by these dramatizations the most is Columbia in relation to the drug cartels and violence that existed surrounding Pablo Escobar (which was dramatized in the Columbian telenovela Pablo Escobar: El Patrón del Mal). Based on the popularity rise of narcocultura, it’s important to look at the changes made to the original history, the impact this has on Columbian society, and how and why these retellings are interesting enough to have a positive impact on people wanting to learn about the history of these countries.

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 
Apr 22nd, 12:15 PM

Narcocinema and the Story of Pablo Escobar

Violence and narcotrafficking in Latin American cinema have a rather strong effect on Latin American society. Many of the movies and telenovelas have an over-dramatization of violence and trafficking that occurs in these cinematic retellings of sicarios as well as an exaggeration (or complete invention) of events. This could impact the way people view historical events or the society as a whole with a constant retelling of these dramatized stories. The country that has been actively impacted by these dramatizations the most is Columbia in relation to the drug cartels and violence that existed surrounding Pablo Escobar (which was dramatized in the Columbian telenovela Pablo Escobar: El Patrón del Mal). Based on the popularity rise of narcocultura, it’s important to look at the changes made to the original history, the impact this has on Columbian society, and how and why these retellings are interesting enough to have a positive impact on people wanting to learn about the history of these countries.