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El Mundo Al Dia - Televised News in the Dominican Republic | Archivo General de la Nación

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

Project Abstract

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 "La Poblada de Abril de 1984" against the government of Salvador Jorge Blanco where hundreds of people died. Digitization and online publication 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 and late twentieth century.


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