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Memory images

In our project we assume that telenovelas and series produce memory images. The audiovisual products we analyse deal with topics from the recent past of some Latin American countries. Therefore, most viewers have their own memories or know the topics from stories they have heard about them (see Telenovela de la memoria). We understand memory images as visual, emotionally linked ideas that convey an interpretative framework of a certain past, which have been created in a certain historical and audiovisual context. Events, historical persons, historical-social actors, historical conditions or processes are transmitted in the television format and received by the audience. In this sense, memory images are produced by telenovelas and series on the one hand, and on the other hand they are also personal visual memories of historical events that are triggered (and in some cases transformed) by the reception of such telenovelas or series.