Digitization and description of the film collection of the news program “El Mundo al Día”

News program “El Mundo al Día” aired on the Domincan Repblic's first TV channel from 1965 to 1980. During those years, the program broadcasted daily to the nation, capturing and documenting significant events in the Dominican Republic throughout the 20th Century.

This project will digitize 396 film containers from the collection of the news program “El Mundo al Día.” "El Mundo al Dia" was broadcast from 1965 to 1980 on the first television channel of the Dominican Republic. Recordings of the show, preserved on 16 mm film reels, document significant historic events during the Cold War in the Domincan Republic, including the coup d'état that led to a civil war and the military intervention of the United States on Dominican territory in 1965; Joaquín Balaguer's 12-year regime, marked by persecution and political assassinations; and the popular uprising known as "Llication will preserve this important record and provide access to these significant moments in the political, economic, and social history of the Dominican Republic during the mid to late twentieth century.a Poblada de Abril de 1984" against the government of Salvador Jorge Blanco where hundreds of people died. Digitization and online pub

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Location: Dominican Republic, Caribbean, Americas Organiser(s): Modern Endangered Archives Programme (MEAP) Project partner(s): Archivo General de la Nación, Dominique Republic Funder(s): Arcadia Funding received: $49,893.93 Commencement Date: 03/2021 Project Status: Active
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