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RULES FOR RADIO DOCUMENTARY

Create a Radio Documentary based on the kaupapa "Nati Hangarau: Technology - Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow"

• Choose interview talent who are articulate and are knowledgeable of the topic.
• Students must introduce the talent and their area of expertise.
• The content and recordings for the documentary must be original.
• The documentary must include an introduction and conclusion. The documentary must be based on fact and not fiction. Students must choose a title for the documentary that will pique the interest of listeners.

 

• A research journal and bibliography of experts and participants involved in the project must be provided with each entry.
• The documentary MUST be saved in MP3 FORMAT and uploaded to a
CD or memory stick.
• The documentary must be no longer than 15 minutes.

  

 What is a Radio Documentary?
A radio documentary examines a specific issue or kaupapa and explores a range of views on the topic in a thoughtful, well researched and insightful manner. A documentary uses sound and sound effects to enhance the content and to engage and captivate listeners.

Examples of radio documentaries include the “Te Reo o Nga Mareikura” series which explores the concept of Maori women speaking on the marae, from a Ngati Porou and Whanau a Apanui perspective where this practice was a given for women of high birth and rank to opposing views from iwi like Te Arawa. This series also explores the relevance of this practice today given that fewer men are speaking on the paepae.