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Film challenges perceptions of Buenos Aires slums

7 August 2013 Last updated at 17:01 BST

A slum dweller from one of the toughest neighbourhoods in Buenos Aires has made a film about the harsh realities of life in the city's slums.

Diagnosis Hope is a semi-autobiographical story following a former teenage inmate as he attempts to break out of a life of stark poverty.

Having spent three years in prison himself, the director - Cesar Gonzalez - says he is in a unique position to challenge negative stereotypes about people like him.

Video produced by BBC Mundo's Ignacio de los Reyes

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