Transnational Filmmaking: Season II: Recording Oral Histories using Still Images

Transnational Filmmaking: Season II: Recording Oral Histories using Still Images


This opportunity is open to students enrolled on Film Studies programmes. 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 lives.

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

Students will record audio testimonies, background and effects and edit this alongside still images – photographs, drawings, maps etc. 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 2022. 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

Friday 22nd April 2022

TIME (JKT)TIME (UK)Duration (Min)ActivityDetails
2.30PM7.30AM30Stand ByPoster and music are on
3PM8 AM5Opening by MCWelcoming the participant and will invite and introduce the speaker
3.05PM8.05AM25TalksLSPR speakers
3.30PM8.30 AM60TalksOral History Documentaries using Still Images – Rhys Davies
Oral History Documentaries – Mr John Coster Oral History Documentaries – Recording Audio – Stuart Peters
4.30 PM9.30 AM25GroupsBreaks out into assigned groups to discuss projects.
4.55 PM9.55 AM5Closing and Announcement


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

Key information

  • Application deadline: Wednesday 20 April 2022 9am
  • Date: Friday 22 April 2022
  • Time: 7:30-10:00 (UK)
  • Platform: MS Teams (link will be sent to students before the event)