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Tue 23 Mar 2004

Meeting MDA

Category : Singapore Naturalist

These are the bona fide tv marathoners. Watch at work and watch at home! We met to chat about extracting the most out of local nature documentary work. The resources I put in to many of these programmes is quite high. And it's all done for free in the spirit of public education.

However, after just one screening, it is not available for public viewing again. Not even in our libraries. So miss it once and that's it, although the material may be relevant for ages after and a lot of effort was put into the programme by the resource people as well as the production house. Seemed an awful waste.

After paying $110 for my tv license fee, I figured for programmes commissioned by MDA at least, perhaps something could be done about it. So I wrote to them and they responded by meeting me at the museum yesterday.

And we plotted. And some good things are ahead.

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