Event dates: Saturday, 15th March 2008 09:00 AM to Saturday, 15th March 2008 16:00 PM

Location: Newcastle University, United Kingdom Contact: Administrator Account
 
Developing World Challenges
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Sessions include - Keeping Africa Small which examines Western NGO practices in Africa and I'm A Subsistence Farmer... Get Me Out Of Here! explores the fact that whilst Westerners celebrate nature and complain about consumer lifestyles, many in the developing world yearn for the comforts of modernity.


CONTACT INFORMATION
Dr Caspar Hewett
Email: thegreatdebate@yahoo.com
Tel: +44 7790 470846


Developing World Challenges
Sponsored by Economic and Social Research Council and Newcastle University

9am - 4pm, Saturday, 15 March 2008
Lindisfarne Room
King's Road Centre
Newcastle University

One day workshop organised by The Great Debate and WORLDwrite. The workshop will focus on two new documentaries made by Chew On It Productions: Keeping Africa Small and I'm A Subsistence Farmer... Get Me Out Of Here! This challenging, exciting event will examine the issues raised by the films and provide an opportunity to learn about documentary making.

In session 1 the crew who made the documentaries will share top tips on no to low budget broadcast quality production, discussing how and why they made the films.

Sessions 2 and 3 will open with a showing of a half hour documentary followed by a debate. A panel including one of the film makers will discuss issues raised by the film and the audience will be given plenty of opportunity to ask questions and make points from the floor.

Come along, hear the arguments and have your say

Booking for this event is essential:

To book e-mail thegreatdebate@yahoo.com
or telephone/text Caspar on +44 7790 470846

Session Outlines

Session 1:

Get your top tips on making documentaries in developing countries on a shoestring. Here is your chance to ask questions of the experts!

Session run by Chew On It Productions

Session 2:

Keeping Africa Small examines Western NGO practices in Africa: However well meaning they may be, NGO programmes often annoy everyone from fishermen to shanty town inhabitants.

Speakers:
Ceri Dingle, Director of WORLDwrite and Chew on it Productions
Barry K.Gills, Professor of Global Politics, Newcastle University

Session 3:

I'm A Subsistence Farmer... Get Me Out Of Here! explores the fact that whilst Westerners celebrate nature and complain about consumer lifestyles, many in the developing world yearn for the comforts of modernity.

Speakers:
Viv Regan, Producer, WORLDwrite and Chew on it Productions
Dr John Gowing, Reader in Agricultural Water Management, Newcastle University
Bill Colwell, CPRE / Ouseburn Trust


Dr Caspar Hewett
Chair, The Great Debate
http://thegreatdebate.org.uk

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