Call for Volunteers

What is your first memory of Asian cinema? Who were the childhood pin ups and heart throbs for your parents or friends’ parents? Have you heard stories from grandparents about their escapades and connection to film?

We’re excited to announce a heritage project Memories Through Cinema, looking at identity through the generations of the British Asian diaspora and how cinema and the culture of media has shaped it. We want interviews to collate oral histories of people’s memories of cinema and will produce a documentary and an exhibition to showcase the stories we uncover and we are looking for volunteers to join the team to work on it.

If you are interested in learning about the cultural past of British Asians, or want to gain an understanding of how to create an archive of oral histories, or curate for an exhibition and produce a documentary, then sign up to join the heritage team.

This project will run for seven months, with a screening event and exhibition at the UK Asian Film Festival next year in March. You will need to be available for team meetings, training sessions, and to complete work assignments, on a part time basis and travel expenses will be reimbursed. We have places for a team of 15 volunteers and offer a comprehensive training programme, support, experience of curating and producing a digital archive and networking opportunities within the film and heritage industry.

If you can commit your time, energy and brains to this exciting project and you want to gain some key skills and be part of documenting a piece of history, then please fill out this application form and email your CV to TOFEVENTS@tonguesonfire.com.

Deadlines for applications are 30 June 2017.