The Diaspora Multimedia Hub first launched in April 2019 and is a creative collaboration between ISRAAC, Eryal TV and Sheffield Hallam University. Sheffield Hallam University is supporting the project by providing industry level skills training and facilities, including a broadcast studio, camera equipment and edit suites based at Vestry Hall. These are currently restricted due to Covid-19, but we hope to resume and make these accessible as soon as we can.
Our goal is to document the untold stories of the Somali community in Sheffield. With a long-term view to expand the project to include Sheffield’s many migrant communities. We feel it’s important to preserve people’s stories as a rich archival legacy for current and future generations of Sheffield to enjoy, celebrate and have access to.
The Diaspora Multimedia Hub is currently undergoing our first ever Online Summer Film School. We are taking our aspiring filmmakers through an intensive 8-week course where they will produce their own shorts. We have been commissioned by the internationally renowned Sheffield Doc/Fest to create a series of short films which explore how a community responds in a time of change. https://sheffdocfest.com/articles/888-israac-diaspora-multimedia-hub