Bactria’s media fellowship
In this post i would like to tell about the activity that is being realised by Dushanbe based organization Bactria Cultural Centre. From January 2013, Bactria conducts so called fellowship program. During 10 month young people are beibg tought the theory and practice of video shouting in general and the documentiry film production in particular.
Presently it is the 7th month of the media fellowship and the activity is at its final stage, when the fellows should shoot 4 documentary films on a topic connected with Tajik music culture.
The point is that the media fellowship is conducted in the framework of a bigger project called “promotion of traditional and ethno-fusion music of Tajikistan. The general objective of the project is thet capacity building for Tajik music stakeholders. So as a part of this capacity building a team media professionals, wiling to work with music, should be educated.
In the framework of the media fellowship the following documentaries should be produced: one under the title “Music bisness of Tajikistan”, the other is about the Roof of the world international music festival that is annualy conducted in Khorog city, the third film is about music genre gurguli and the forth about a music band called Samо, that practice traditional music.
It is worth mentioning that apart from the media fellowship, the above mentioned project also includes support of music events by providing free music equipment, creation of an internet platform that promotes music of Tajikistan, presentation of Tajik musicians at international music fair Womex 2013, as well as support different production in the spehere of music.