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To everyone who replied to my questions regarding limits, colleges and
other things that doesn't come to mind straight away (late at night at
the moment), thanks a lot. I will try and reply individually as time
Now for a real whopper. I have been approached to do the research for a
series of educational videos with accompanying posters on various
aspects of Southern African arts and crafts. I have a pretty good idea
of what I want to say, but how to say it more effectively is not so
easy. So now for the million dollar question.......
If you could get a video made to order, what would you want in it and
how would you want it said? It is aimed at the international market,
middle to high schools, but we are not envisaging including lesson
plans. The approach we are planning is to present the material not only
in its original and traditional form, but also how it has evolved in
recent times, and where it fits in to the life of the modern, urbanised,
westernised African, so we will deal with process as well as cultural
The last thing I want is for this to be dry and preachy. Any ideas?
Tracey in Durban, South Africa