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Medellín, The Smart City

The story of a city recovering from conflict and finding its voice with the help of media technology.

For over 60 years, Colombia has been burdened by a series of enmeshed conflicts characterised by civil war, on-going Guerrilla conflicts and drug cartel violence. Anthropologist Teresa Bean examines how the city of Medellín has transformed from a battleground for drug cartels and paramilitaries to international recognition for its successful urban development and social transformation.

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