Thursday, August 31, 2006

The sun will come out tomorrow (hopefully)

Just when I thought I was on the right track for my individual documentary, I realized that some elements had to be swapped around. I don't think 6mins is enough to get my story across, but that is where the challenge lies - I need to pick out the important facts about my subject...and I have to keep the viwer hooked in as best I can.

For those of you who don't know, my 6min doccie is about Lesley Ann Foster, the founder of Masimanyane Women's Support Centre in East London. As a survivor of sexual abuse and domestic violence, Lesley Ann has done a tremendous amount of work for gender-based violence. She was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize and earlier this year she was awarded an honourary doctorate from Fort Hare University.

It seems easy enough trying to thread this story together, but I am just feeling so zoned out right now. I still need to find appropriate bedding music to go with my story. At least my script and voice over is done. Yet, there's just soooo much tweaking that I still have to do.


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