Audiovisual Archives in Latin America: Access, Value and Preservation

Sao Paulo3

September, 2020


Regional Seminar: Latin America 2020 on September 29th & 3oth online, free access.

The invention of the television brought excitement to the daily lives of people around the world. Broadcasting of images in drama and news brought about mass communications. With its networks and multiple screens, the internet enabled the definitive distribution and integration of audiovisual content into our daily lives. In the age of audiovisual information, we have become both consumers and producers of content. But what is the state of the records which preserve the audiovisual historical memory of TV for a long time?

How are TV productions and shows in Brazil and Latin America preserved to maintain a connection with the new generations? How can such a rich historical resource be available to new audiences to view, study or incorporate into new productions?

FIAT/IFTA and TV Cultura came together to bring professionals from Europe, Brazil and Latin America together to exchange knowledge and experiences acquired in managing an audiovisual archive in the age of digital technologies.