The editorial categories are research topics that have guided researchers during the recovery phase and continue to be the impetus behind the Documents Project’s digital archive and the Critical Documents book series. Developed by the project’s Editorial Board, each of the teams analyzed this framework and adapted it to their local contexts in developing their research objectives and work plans during the Recovery Phase. Learn more on the Editorial Framework page.
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.