Videography Oral History Project

AC Students with PDAS

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy is seeking qualified applicants to carry out a videography oral history project for the American Center Rangoon between September and November of 2016.  In anticipation of moving to a new American Center in 2017, PAS aims to capture the history and stories from current and former members of the Center on Taw Win Road.  The project would include meeting with, interviewing and videotaping current Center members and alumni to record their stories about the Center in their own words.  Working with PAS staff to develop a script and interview questions, the successful applicant will produce a one-hour film merging the interviews for a video oral history archive.  In addition, an hour of smaller clips (under 2 minutes each) is required for the embassy’s use on social media and its website.  All footage and subsequent video production will become the property of the U.S. Embassy.  PAS will organize one or more events to bring current Center members and alumni together for ease of interviewing.

All interviews must take place between September 6, 2016 and October 14, 2015 with a final edited film expected by November 18, 2016.

This proposal solicitation is open for one month (June 6 – July 6, 2016) for grants up to $6,000.  The call for proposals is open to all organizations in Myanmar.  U.S.-based organizations are also eligible to submit proposals. International, non-U.S. organizations that are permitted to operate in Myanmar may also submit proposals.

To apply, please submit a detailed proposal including work experience in videography/ oral history projects and links to project clips online.  A detailed budget of project costs must also be included.  Submit proposals to with the subject line Videography Oral History Project by Noon, July 6, 2016.