Prize-winning Creative Tourism Documentary “creatour.pt – creative tourism in Portugal” is available for classroom viewing. Prepared by the Centro de Estudos Sociais da Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.
At 38 minutes in length, the documentary is freely available online for viewing, with subtitles in English and in Portuguese, on the CES YouTube channel.
The documentary was developed to provide an inspiring and informative profile of Creative Tourism development in small cities and rural areas, as explored and implemented within the CREATOUR research-and-application project in Portugal. It may be a useful complement for tourism courses, addressing topics such as experiential and cultural tourism, sustainable and responsible tourism, and tourism and rural development.
Bridging Cultures Through Film
This National Endowment for the Humanities program supports documentary films that explore international and transnational themes in the humanities. Projects are strongly encouraged to demonstrate international collaboration with scholars based in the U.S. or abroad. Possible topics include, but aren’t limited to:
*An examination of a critical issue in ethics, religion or history through an international lens
*An exploration of a topic that transcends borders
*A biography of a foreign leader, writer, artist or historical figure
*An exploration of the history of culture of a specific region, country or community outside of the United States
The program supports filmmakers in either the production or development stage. Awards range from one to three years and up to $75,000 (for development) or $800,000 (for production). Applications are due June 12, 2013 for projects beginning in January, 2014.
National Endowment of the Humanities announces:
“The Bridging Cultures through Film: International Topics program supports projects that examine international and transnational themes in the humanities through documentary films. These projects are meant to spark Americans’ engagement with the broader world by exploring one or more countries and cultures outside of the United States. Proposed documentaries must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship….
Projects are strongly encouraged to demonstrate international collaboration by enlisting scholars based both in the United States and abroad, and/or by working with an international media team. Such collaborations should bring broader cross-cultural perspectives to the proposed topics.”
Details available from NEH grants site where original announcement was posted.