By: Hugh Levinson,
Open Ear, BBC World Service – With best wishes,
I just wanted to alert the IFC community to a project we are running on BBC World Service English called Open Ear.
We are rebroadcasting four brilliant programmes from around the world from non-BBC outlets:
Two are English-language programmes, one from ABC in Australia and one from the US podcast Arrvls.
The really interesting bit is that we are broadcasting two documentaries in translation.
from Sweden – Woman Found Dead by the Lake Shore – and one is
from Austria – Life’s Holiday.
It’s been a new challenge to translate the documentaries while keeping as close as possible to the original spirit of the programme makers.
As far as I know, this is the first time we have done this at the BBC, although no doubt there are countless other instances which I am not aware of. The first episode airs this Thursday, then they go out on the subsequent three weeks.
I’d be very interested to know what other IFC people think.
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