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Catalina Restrepo: The Beginning of the HiperBarrio Project

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Citizen journalism; that's to say, recording the neighborhood's stories. huh, we've taken this way because La Loma has always been a passing place... an outlying area in Medellín, neither from Medellín... nor from San cristóbal, a district outlying Medellín. So, La Loma has always had... a rather big identity problem, since the people feel from none of both. They feel neither city dwellers, nor Medellín citizens, nor inhabitants of a rural district. Then, the kickstart of those political sermons, those political lectures... on public administration. Those arguing: "La Loma is a neighborhood"... while others state: "No, it is a rural district". This way people has never...never felt as part of a whole. Thus, we've always seen in La Loma the same families: The Álvarez, ... the Paniagua; I mean, the same surnames but each one organizing... their own events, and never being part of massive gatherings with... the whole community. So,... This worsened even more in times of violence we went through; mostly at... La Comuna 13, though, but it affected the neighborhood likewise. The youth, simple students first, leading a normal life... decided to arm themselves to defend the neghborhood from the so-called enemies... that were putting La Comuna 13 under attack. -"Where is the end of the Comuna 13? Right at... hmmm...Salado. "Quite in...yes, El salado, before San Michel. So, it worsened even more; therefore, this proyect falling here in La Loma... has been somewhat a blessing, because it has made the people... feel part in a community

Video Details

Duration: 4 minutes and 52 seconds
Country: Colombia
Language: Spanish (Spain)
Producer: Periodismo Ciudadano
Director: Periodismo Ciudadano
Views: 159
Posted by: oso on Jul 22, 2009

Catalina Restrepo talks about some of the idiosyncrasies of the San Javier La Loma community and about the beginning of the HiperBarrio project.

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