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The Telenovela Archives: The Early Years

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
FIMS and Nursing Building (FNB)
Room: 4070 (and Zoom)

Presented by Instructor Juan Bello.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Attend in person: FNB 4070
Attend online: Register

Description: This project explores the early years of the production of serialized fiction in Latin America (1950-1972), and the evolution of ‘telenovelas’ as one of the most watched formats around the world.

The limitations of recording technologies at the time, and the lack of archival preservation policies, make it difficult today to gain access to content produced in Latin America during that period. The objective of this project is to retrieve and present the physical evidence of their existence: kinescopes, newsreels, still photos, news-clippings, promotional materials (ads, posters, postcards, etc.), and derivative works (i.e., comic books).

The project has the structure of an open archive, and it will illustrate the huge impact that television, and more specifically serialized fiction, had on the political, social, and cultural history of Latin America in the 1950s and 60s.

‘The Telenovela Archives: The Early Years’  is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts (Explore and Create program).

Faculty of Information & Media Studies
Karen Kueneman

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