Overseas Documentaries You Should See (ODYSSEE) presents an exciting academic and practical challenge to students - producing a digital documentary overseas. Every year, the theme revolves around the big idea of "Heritage in the Age of Digital".
Students (Odysseers) look at a city or a country and its people for inspiration, personal stories and authenticity, brain-storming for and pitching interesting story ideas while organising logistics of the trip. In teams, students then head overseas for their fieldwork, gaining knowledge about the broader social, cultural and economic implications of the place and its people while putting their filmmaking skills into practice.
In 2019, a team of 15 students headed to the city of Yogyakarta, giving them the unique opportunity to explore stories of the city and its people.