EFE | By Jorge Mederos Chicago

Digital technology allowed Chicago-based Colombian filmmaker Carolina Posse to bring back the photo-novel, a very popular genre in Latin America up to the 1980s.

Before the first television series and telenovelas appeared, countries like Mexico were printing and distributing more than 70 million photo-novels a month with stories that captivated people of all ages.

Filmmaker Carolina Posse poses with a poster of the photo-novel "The Mysteries  of Francis Ellis" in her Chicago studio; digital technology allowed th
Filmmaker Carolina Posse poses with a poster of the photo-novel "The Mysteries of Francis Ellis" in her Chicago studio; digital technology allowed the Colombian native to bring back the photo-novel, a very popular genre in Latin America up to the 1980s, when it was replaced by television series and telenovelas. EFE
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