John Coster and I have been travelling in South East Asia visiting universities in Bangkok, Phnom Penh and Khon Kaen. In this podcast we talk about some of the challenges of understanding life in Thailand and Cambodia, and how we can use community and documentary media to enhance civic engagement and sustainable development.
For the last week or so, John and myself have been in Cambodia doing some teaching and research work with the American University of Phnom Penh. We met some fantastic students and experienced Cambodian life and culture. It was my first time in Cambodia and it was completely different to how I expected it. We chat in this edition of the DIY-DMU podcast about scratching the surface, not making any assumptions and honoring the proud traditions of Khemer life, both in the city and at Angkor Wat.
Tonight’s podcast discussion at the Documentary Media Centre was totally absorbing. Lots to think about and consider from different directions and experiences. Thanks to John Coster, Dave Needham and Brahmrat Guletio for such an engaging conversation.
In tonight’s podcast from the Documentary Media Centre, John Coster and myself were joined by Parang, who is a film maker from Iran. We chatted about the role of film making in helping communities develop a sense of identity, the celebrations to mark fifty years of BBC Local Radio, and the events that have been taking place during the week in Documentary Media Month.
Tonight John Coster, Tom Fair and I got together at the Doc Media Center and chatted about the process of watching different types of documentaries, how we share stories in different documentary forms, and the impact of the stories that they tell.