The Final phase of the Youth-IN film training workshop launched

Nov 16, 2012

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The final phase of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Youth-IN Workshop on film production, post production and broadcasting was launched on Friday November 16, 2012 at the University of The West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination (UWI-EBCCI).

Registered participants who attended the 1st workshop held June 15-19, 2012 were present and eager to soak in more of the the training conducted by Italian Centeres of Eccellence namely Radiotelevisione Italiana 3 (RAI3)/Agenda del Mondo and Sapienza Università di Roma (Sapienza University of Rome).

To begin Day One De Carla Applewhaite, Producer & Executive Assistant to the Director, UWI-EBCCI, thanked UNDP and RAI3 for implementation of the project to date. De Carla made special mention of the successful second leg of the workshop where RAI3 hosted 8 participants who travelled to Roma, Italy to receive first hand training in journalism and broadcasting, work on a documentary and participate in a cultural exchange.

In her remarks, Paula Mohamed, Programme Manager, Governance, UNDP Barbados and the OECS, highlighted "Development of a business plan on media micro-business" as one of the important planned elements of the workshop. She encouraged participants to also use the Caribbean Innovation Challenge as an opportunity to develop their business plans.

Fabio Cortese from RAI3/Agenda del Mondo introduced all of the members of his team and introduced one of the participants, Rahmat Jean-Pierre, as their official videographer for the duration of the workshop as they develop a documentary on the overall film training workshop process.

By the end of the final workshop participants would have produced:

  • 6 documentaries produced from the first workshop on social issues concerning the Caribbean
  • 1 documentary produced during the second workshop in Roma
  • 1 documentary on the overall Youth-IN Film Training Workshop process

These documentaries will be shared with media houses in the region through EBCCI, The Caribbean Media Corporation, Caribbean Broadcasting Union and globally through RAI3.