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Family History From a Distance Webinar with Prof. Henry Yu
In this two hour webinar, learn from Prof. Henry Yu and UBC ACAM students on how to conduct interviews and make use of digital media in your storytelling process.
Learn how to conduct interviews and beginner techniques for editing with accessible technology, including iMovie and Zoom. Special thanks to Prof. Yu for hosting this webinar, as well as Tiffany Lee, Kristy Lin, and Rose Wu for sharing their stories and insights.
How to Make a Video
Never used iMovie before? Don’t worry! Here are some helpful beginner-friendly tutorials that covers the iMovie basics.
Sample Interview Templates
A/ MIGRANT INTRODUCING THEMSELVES: (Short Intro. 30 sec.)
HI, MY NAME IS ___X___( name). I MIGRATED TO PACIFIC CANADA FROM ___X___ (country/city) IN___X___ (year).
B/ MIGRANT BEING INTERVIEWED: SHORT INTRO. (Short Intro. 30 sec.)
Hi! MY NAME IS ___X___ (name) AND THIS IS MY ___X___ (relationship — parent, grandparent, great-grandparent) ___X___ (their name). HE/SHE/THEY MIGRATED TO PACIFIC CANADA FROM ___X___ (country/city) IN ___X___ (year).
HEART OF THE VIDEO (1-2 min.)
The aim is to collect short stories that capture the diverse personalities & experiences of migrants to Pacific Canada.
Some suggested questions for collecting stories:
- How were things different when you were younger? as a child? as a teenager?
2. What are your goals right now? Were they different when you were young?
3. What sort of things did you do when you were young?
4. Who was your best friend when you were young? What kinds of things did you do with them?
5. Was there a favourite place that you liked to go to, when you were young?
Where did you hang out when you were young? Where now?
6. What was your favourite food when were you young? Why? What’s it now?
OR What food did you eat a lot of, when you were young? Why? What is it now?
7. How did you or your family end up here? Are there other family members in other places?
8. What language(s) did you speak growing up? Do you still speak it/them? With whom?
9. What was your favourite music growing up now? What is it now?
10. Tell me about an experience you had at school that you remember to this day. (Ask about a favourite teacher and why …) (Goal is to get more of a story instead of facts about their educational attainment.)
11. Tell me about all the places that you lived in? Which one did you like the most and why?
CURRENT RESIDENT SHARING AN ASPECT OF THEIR FAMILY MIGRATION (Short Intro. (30 sec.)
HI! MY NAME IS __X__ (name). I WAS BORN IN VANCOUVER, BUT MY __X__ (relationship — parent, grandparent, great-grandparent) __X___ (their name) MIGRATED TO PACIFIC CANADA FROM __X__ (country/city) IN __X__ (year).
HEART OF THE VIDEO (1-2 min.)
Discuss an artefact, story or to your family history, by adapting the questions from OPTION 1.
Example (made by the young daughter of one of our board members that features multiple family members):
The Pacific Canada Heritage Centre – Museum of Migration (PCHC – MoM) Society is a non-profit society incorporated in 2011.
PCHC aims to cultivate a wider and more inclusive understanding and appreciation of the history and heritage of Pacific Canada and beyond by highlighting the histories previously underrepresented Indigenous and other marginalized peoples and communities, through research, preservation, exhibition, formal instruction and informal learning. Visit our main website to learn more.
The Pacific Canada Heritage Centre – Museum of Migration (PCHC – MoM) Society is located on the unceded traditional territories of the Skwxwú7mesh, Səl̓ílwətaɬ and xʷməθkwəy̓əm First Nations.
Contact us if you have any questions or want to get involved!
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