Ramallah Stories workshop

8-Day Creative Documentary course

This workshop was carried out on 19 – 26 January 2013. in partnership with the Scottish Documentary Institute, Young Palestinian Filmmakers Society and British Council.

It was an introduction practice-led course in documentary designed to allow participants to:

  • Understand how to work in a team
  • Develop an understanding of creative documentary
  • Develop an idea into a short creative film
  • Test its effectiveness as an engaging film
  • Learn the appropriate way to film it
  • Work with characters
  • Develop interview techniques
  • Shoot the appropriate shots to form a sequence
  • Record sound
  • Communicate and edit the film with an editor
  • Shape finished film into a story that works dramatically and emotionally
  • Produce a 3’ documentary


81 applications were received and 12 males and females were invited to participate.

At the end of the course the participants have produced 4 short films.


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