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Television Documentary Making

The television documentary is a powerful educational tool and the art of documentary making is an important medium of story-telling. Documentaries are not merely a medium of television broadcasting, but it could also play a crucial role in classroom education both for children and adults. Production and exchange of good documentaries among Buddhist countries could play a very important role in cross-cultural communications and promotion of greater understanding between Buddhist countries and communities.

This project will include training, production and networking components. Initially a one week training program will be conducted in Bangkok in collaboration with the ThaiPBS or in Colombo in collaboration with the Centre for Media Development of the Department of Information of Sri Lanka. It will be followed by documentary makers from different Buddhist countries (who attended the workshop) making a documentary after returning home with LCN packaging these productions into a series for broadcast by partner channels.

The first series in 2014 is expected to cover the topic of economics and social business from a Buddhist perspective. The second series in 2015 may cover environmental issues including climatic change again using Buddhist perspectives in presenting the issues from different countries.

LCN is seeking sponsors for this project who may fund the project components as given below:

·      One-Week Workshop for 10 participants                                                                                     - USD 20,000

·      Commissioning of Documentary Series (10 episodes @ $ 500 each)                                          – USD 5,000

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