THE NEW MEDIA BUSINESS OF HERITAGE STORIES: HACK-YOUR-CULTURE PANEL DISCUSSION
Heritage & Technology
Live Streamed Panel
The new media business of heritage stories is a joint collaboration between Fak'ugesi Festival and Hack Ur Culture.
Education and preservation of cultural heritage are key objectives for GLAM institutions (Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums). With the growing advantages of digitisation, new ways to learn about and preserve cultural heritage and its knowledge are being innovated. Yet for GLAMs to participate effectively they require both capital and the right skills. To support this innovation, new business models must be considered to ensure the sustainability of GLAMs into our future.
The film and television industry has long offered a platform to inspire future generations by portraying past generations; in South Africa examples include: Sarafina, Kalushi and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
With a high demand for African stories across media formats, the aim of this panel is to engage the commercial opportunities and synergies that can be made between GLAMs, Content Makers and Broadcasters.
As custodians of untold African stories, GLAMs are the guide to the value of these chronicles for writers, producers, new-screen and interactive storymakers. GLAMs are additionally geared towards education and preservation.
How can a shared knowledge of the respective business and operating models between GLAMs, Content Makers and Broadcasters better empower commercial relationships in the future?
The National Film & Video Foundation
Dr. Geraldine Frieslaar, South African History Archive (SA)
Chrsichene Julius, District Six Museum (SA)
Mandla Dube, producer of Kalushi (SA)
Vincent Moloi, Film maker (SA)