Transnational Filmmaking: Recording of Cultural Identities through Oral Histories


This opportunity is open to BSc Media Production students enrolled on Video and Imaging Techniques (TECH2004), Television Studio Production (TECH2008), Television Documentary Production (TECH3008) modules, BA Broadcast Journalism students enrolled on Radio Production (JOUR2402), and MA International Film Production students enrolled on Pre-Production (FILM5005) and Production (FILM5007) modules. The maximum number of places for this opportunity is 12.

Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


Students from DMU and the London School of Public Relations in Jakarta will collaborate to engage in projects that record the oral history of individuals, families and their everyday lives.

Participants will be divided into production teams with the provision that each team contains at least one member form each university.

Students can choose to record it audio or video formats. These recordings can be used to construct an oral history of memories and perceptions to be preserved as a record for future generations. The recordings will provide resources that often may have different perspectives and memories to those usually found in written sources.

The project will follow a documentary model of production with research, filming and editing being the identifiable stages. Students will gain invaluable experience of establishing a co-production with an international partner. They will also gain further production skills, and exposure to a different culture through collaboration with students of a different country in addition to the planned tuition on how to set up global co-production project, storytelling and research skills.

The work will be eligible for submission to the proposed Oral Histories strand of the #SDGFilmFest in June 2021. Content will also be delivered to a You Tube channel.

Learning Objectives:

  • Enhance participants communication skills in working with people from other backgrounds and countries
  • Increase participants production and research skills
  • Create a repository of oral history artefacts
  • Enhance students understanding of their own and the partner countries cultural heritage, that their own culture is one of many diverse cultures, and that alternative perceptions and behaviours may be based in cultural differences

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If you would like to join this activity, click the ‘Apply now’ button at the bottom of this page. You will receive more details about the activity to your DMU e-mail account shortly after the deadline. Please, check your inbox as well as junk inbox regularly.

Key information

  • Application deadline: Monday 22 February 2021, 9 am
  • Activity start date: Monday 1 March 2021
  • Activity end date: Wednesday 30 June 2021
  • Activity duration: 20 hours

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