Digital Technology & Oral Narratives: A Tool for Communications
Additional partners: Red Carnelian Films.
Female students in South Africa developed technical, communication, critical thinking, and social analysis skills through this partnership. They received instruction in oral narrative research techniques and mini-documentary production using digital technology.
Participating female students developed three mini-documentaries that highlighted events and issues related to their experiences in the townships and rural areas of KwaZulu-Natal, including the resurgence of virginity testing, neglect by the health care system, and child marriage. Early versions of the student documentaries were screened at the Durban International Film Festival.
As a result of this screening, students gained exposure within the Durban media community. The project culminated in a screening of the completed documentaries at a local cinema in Durban
At a Glance
Spelman College; Durban Institute of Technology
Oct 2002–Dec 2003