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  • ICAA Record ID
    866337
    AUTHOR
    Puerto Rico. División de Educación de la Comunidad
    TITLE
    Lista de películas, Dic. 1971 / Departamento de Instrucción. División de Educación de la Comunidad
    DESCRIPTION
    14 leaves
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Typed sheet – Other
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Puerto Rico. División de Educación de la Comunidad. Lista de películas. December 1971, Puerto Rico: Departamento de Instrucción, División de Educación de la Comunidad.
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Synopsis

 

This list, which was compiled in December 1971, enumerates the eighty films that had been produced by the Sección de Cinema of the División de Educación de la Comunidad (DIVEDCO). It includes the title and length of each film, as well as a brief synopsis of the fifty-nine black-and-white and eighteen color films already released, and the three in production. A second list includes the titles of the films and their sales prices, as well as the names of the production laboratories where the films could be purchased.

 

Annotations

Many of the films produced by the DIVEDCO were shot outdoors and used people from the community as well as professional actors, thus encouraging locals to identify with the project.

The División de Educación de la Comunidad (DIVEDCO) recruited writers, filmmakers, and visual artists to produce a wide range of educational materials intended for rural and urban communities in Puerto Rico. For each topic of community interest, a film as well as a book, a poster, and a newspaper-mural, entitled Nuestro Mundo[Our World], was produced. The numerous artists that worked for DIVEDCO include Lorenzo Homar, Rafael Tufiño, Félix Bonilla, Carlos Raquel Rivera, José Manuel Figueroa, Antonio Maldonado, and Manuel Hernández Acevedo. The choice of media (silkscreen, printmaking, drawing, and painting) was decisive to the development of art in Puerto Rico in the fifties. For artists, the agency was an ideal place to work together and to develop on an individual level. 

 

Researcher
Flavia Marichal Lugo
Team
Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico