TCTP on TV Documentary Program Production
Monday, 17 March 2014 07:50

To provide the participants from Asia and African countries an opportunity to update and upgrade technique of audio works as well as provide an opportunity to exchange ideas, information and experience among themselves in order to broaden and enrich their abilities and skills.

Based on the General Information of this training, that statement is the main purpose of the Third Country Training Program on Documentary Program Production which held by the Multi Media Training Center (MMTC), Yogyakarta on September 15th until October 12th 2013. This training is the third batch of the third phase that implemented under the cooperation between the Government of Japan, through Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and the Government of Indonesia.

The Government of Japan (through JICA Indonesia office), and the Government of Indonesia (through the Ministry of State Secretariat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Ministry of Communication and Information Technology) were working together to prepare the preparation of the training course. The preparations include the selection of the participants, coordination with the Indonesian’s embassy in each invited countries, until the participants came to Indonesia. This year, this training was attended by twelve participants from six Asia and African countries, namely: Mr. Shompong Phondy and Ms. Viengkhone Keohavong from Lao PDR; Mr. Alberto da Costa Ribeiro and Mr. Anito Inacio Soares from Timor Leste; Ms. Myat Oo Hlaing from Myanmar, Ms. Tann Sokly and Mr. Tith Chamroeun Reach from Cambodia; Mr. Sonam,  Ms. Kinzang Dolma and Ms. Tshering Lham Thaye from Bhutan; also Ms. Beene Mujalaand Ms. Judy Mwenya Ng’andu from Zambia.



All the participants are enjoying the course materials as well as the trip to Indonesia. To some of them this training was a new experience. All of them thanked the Government of Japan, through JICA, and the Government of Indonesia through the Ministry of State Secretariat for the opportunity that given to them to attend the training course. At the end of the training all the participants were asked to make  project. For some of the participants, the project making was also considered as the challenge to even develop themselves more. So, when they made the project, whether it’s gained their institutions and countries also gained themselves to be better in their working place.

This annual training focuses on the program production documentation which takes different theme for the project each year. This year’s theme is community empowerment through traditional income generated and integrated community planning. The outcome of the project is a film documentation. Twelve participants divided into three groups that produce three projects based on three objects that given by the lecturers.

The first film project, titled “Weaving Design of Empowerment” is a story about one village in Central Java that cultivated one kind of grass called mendong as one of their income generator. At the beginning, the local families in this village plant mendong and then sell it to the buyer in the other village. But then, they discover that they can make something new from mendong and they begin to design the handicraft from it. This success story was brought to a film by four participants, namely: Ms. Tshering Lham Thaye from Bhutan as the producer, script writer and narrator; Mr. Shompong Phondy from Lao PDR as cameramen; Ms. Myat Oo Hlaing from Cambodia as Editor; and Mr. Alberto da Costa Ribeiro from Timor Leste as audio maker.

The second film project is produced by Mr. Sonam from Bhutan as producer and director; Ms. Judy Mwenya Ng’andu from Zambia as script writer and narrator; Ms. Tann Sokly from Cambodia as editor and Ms. Viengkhone Keohavong from Lao PDR as audio maker. The project title is “Brajan, the Home of Bamboo Crafts”. The film is about a village called Brajan where almost all the villagers are the bamboo craftsmen. This small village is not only well-known in Indonesia because of the bamboo handcrafts but also in international market. Many tourists from all over the world also come to Brajan to learn about the making of the bamboo crafts.

“Happy Life in Puton” is the third film project in this training program. The director and narrator of this project is Ms. Beene Mujala from Zambia; Ms. Kinzang Dolma from Bhutan as the script writer; Mr. Tith Chamroeun Reach from Cambodia as cameraman and also editor; and Mr. Anito Inacio Soares from Timor Leste also as cameraman and sound maker. This project is telling about a village called Puton which is famous because of the beauty of the natural site. Puton has a variety of tourism potential in addition to Watu Ngelak include animal husbandry and fishery potential, Potential Cultural and artistic traditions, food and fishing lodge, Opak Whitewater River and camping spots. Besides the potential for cultural arts craft owned by the Village Puton them are musicians, puppetry/wayang kulit, kethoprak adolescents, traditional dance, Gejog Dimples, Sholawatan, youth Performing Band and Hadroh. Culinary typical of this village is the industry Puton dent, chips, nuts couples, and sego Wiwit, fresh fish dishes, traditional cuisine in the tourist cabin.

Being collaborated with others country’s participants maybe become one of the new situation to all of the participants. Besides improving the skill and knowledge in the TV program production matter, all the participants also had to work together with other friends from the other country. At the end of the training, all the organizing committee congratulated all the participants for their success completing the training course. All the participants were given certificates, souvenirs and also the copy of the film projects as the proof of the training course’s completion.


Bureau for Technical Cooperation

State Secretariat of__

the Republic of Indonesia__

Jl. Veteran III No. 9__




Ph. +62-21-3846463__

Fax +62-21-3866579__

email: indonesia.sstc@setneg.go.id__