ICHCAP, Asia Culture Center (ACC), and Educational Broadcasting System (EBS) have formed a consortium to conduct video documentation and develop content as a means to safeguard and promote Asia-Pacific ICH.
The aim of this consortium is to promote cultural diversity and spread the value of culture in the Asia-Pacific region, based on the respective expertise of each participating organization. ICHCAP, established to contribute to safeguarding ICH in the Asia-Pacific, will be in charge of regional networks; EBS, a long-time producer of high-quality documentaries, such as Docuprime, will provide knowhow on audiovisual productions; and the ACC, a rising hub of Asian Culture, will provide a foundation for the project. The three organizations will cooperate to document the disappearing ICH of the Asia-Pacific region amidst the tide of globalization and urbanization, in high-resolution images and sound.
The three participating organizations will share their respective resources and cooperate organically from 2015 to 2024 under the work agreement signed on 19 January 2016.
The consortium’s first project, which will last until 2017, aims to produce fifty pieces of audiovisual documentation and three television documentaries on the intangible heritage of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Mongolia. The video documentation thus produced will be developed as promotional and educational content and be made public in the form of an audiovisual library both online and offline to enhance the visibility of ICH in the Asia-Pacific region and raise awareness about ICH safeguarding.
The information and photographs collected in the process of producing the documentaries will be published in book form while photo and film exhibitions using the various source materials will also be held.
Meanwhile, Panasonic Korea, a supporter of social contribution projects in Korea and around the world, has kindly donated the necessary audiovisual equipment to empathize with and participate in the consortium project’s objective.