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Government to film oral history from seniors

Lovitta Foggo, the social development minister (Photograph supplied)

The cultural legacy of Bermuda’s seniors will form part of a trove of filmed interviews and video recordings to air on the Bermuda Government television station.

Lovitta Foggo, the social development minister, said there would be “a concerted effort to secure as much as possible, to provide a more comprehensive view of who we are as a people”.

The cultural awareness programme, to be undertaken by the Department of Culture with CITV, was unveiled this month in the 2018 Throne Speech.

“We get some colourful details from seniors that most of the time we have never thought about,” Ms Foggo said.

She told The Royal Gazette that the goal was to record “not just history, but personal history”.

Ms Foggo added: “The ministry is already engaged in securing information from many of our seniors.

“As a people, much of our history is lost because we fail to capture it.”

The speech promised “an oral history treasure trove”.

Ms Foggo said she would “leave it to our communications experts” to settle the specifics.