Memories Project - Background
island memories - legends, stories, ways of living in the past
- before they are forever lost, is the goal of this project, being
undertaken by the Taporoporoanga Ipukarea Society. They will be
working with communities in Outer Islands - schools, Island Councils,
and other groups - to record island memories on videotape. Island
elders will be interviewed in a sensitive manner, and young islanders
involved in a previous video training
workshop will also be involved in the project. The video products
will be used for education, promotion of island identity and pride,
as an historical archive and for tourism.
is planned for the project to cover the Outer Islands, and in
the first instance one of the Southern Group, Mauke, has been
selected as a pilot site. Small Islands Voice has provided support
for the making of Mauke Memories.