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General Conclusion book
This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the key concepts discussed in the preceding chapters of this book. The book starts with the aim of exploring the ways in which migrants in Spain were represented in six films. It analyses how and to what extent these films open the space for a contested and political debate, thus facilitating the creation of dissensus and helping to include the migrant characters as full political subjects regardless of their socioeconomic status and their gender. The fiction films demonstrate that generic conventions contribute to the maintenance of stereotypes and to the mechanisms that exclude and screen out migrants. The two Spanish female filmmakers, Iciar Bollain and Chus Gutierrez, also present migrants within a narrative logic that does not allow for political change or dissensus. The most dissensual films created the stage from where those who have no rights and no part in society could enact those rights and have a voice..