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The Vampires of Poverty (1977)

Agarrando pueblo (original title)
| Comedy, Short
Fictional film that simulates being a documentary about filmmakers who exploit the misery mercantilist purposes. It is a scathing criticism "porno-misery" and the opportunism of the ... See full summary »

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Luis Alfonso Londoño
Carlos Mayolo
Ramiro Arbeláez
Eduardo Carvajal
Javier Villa
Fabián Ramírez
Astrid Orozco
Jaime Ceballos
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Fictional film that simulates being a documentary about filmmakers who exploit the misery mercantilist purposes. It is a scathing criticism "porno-misery" and the opportunism of the dishonest documentary making "socio-political documentaries" in the third world to sell them in Europe and win prizes. Written by Diego Alvarez

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Many scenes appear to be carried out in slums of Cali, but as they say it the image of "La Rebeca" fountain appears. This fountain is located in Bogota's Downtown. See more »

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Reality on Colombian cinema even today
29 August 2008 | by (Colombia) – See all my reviews

This short film reflects a satirical vision on how the so-called master film-makers in Colombia are just a bunch on fools whose ambition goes beyond a real narrative but leading to black propaganda of the country.

Desperated looking for poverty where there's not too much, a couple of film directors try to make a documentary on homeless, ignorant, mindless people, giving themselves to the extreme option of contracting actors to make a fake poor family when failed to capture that inexistent reality.

It's curious to note that even today the same tendency is still alive on some Colombian directors (but today on themes such as guerrilla, violence, kidnapping, etcetera), giving this masterpiece a renewal concept.


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