Jamwriter 8020

Interview Questions


8020 Video


 Coordinator Brief









We have some standard questions below for adults and children.


We also want to learn about the country, the region, why people are illiterate, do they care, is there any political apathy or corporate motivation for them being illiterate (like cheap farm or factory labor)?

But most of all, we want stories. Stories, folklore and their own lives from the adults and we want the kids to tell us what they want to do. What do they aspire to?


You, as coordinator are also a presenter.  You will introduce the people you're talking to but also facts about the country and the region you're in and its history.

So you also need to be on film doing that. You are the personal touch.


You may also have questions you'd to ask them yourself. So please add them as you wish. 


  • What's your name and how old are you?

  • Tell us about your family? 

  • Tell us some stories about your family and its history?

  • Tell us some well-known local stories?

  • Tell us about where you live, the animals, geography, other people?

  • What was the most interesting thing you did recently?

  • What do you do to feed your family?

  • Do you think it's important that you kids learn to read and write?


Ideally, you would have a notepad. Whenever they answer a question, write it down and show them what that word looks like.

  • What’s your name and how old are you?

  • How do you say Hello?

  • How do you say Goodbye?

  • How do you say Good morning?

  • How do you say Good night?

  • Who lives in your house? (first names or relationships: mummy, daddy, sister, brother)

  • What do your mummy and daddy do during the day?

  • What kind of food do you like to eat? (need description)

  • What is your favourite colour?

  • What kind of games do you like to play?

  • Who do you play with?

  • How do you play this game?

  • What is your favourite thing to do?

  • Do you have chores you do to help your family?

  • What kind of chores do you do?

  • Do you have a best friend?

  • What is your best friend's name? (first)

  • Do you have any pets? (need description)

  • What is/are your pet(s) name(s)?

  • What do you want to be when you grow up?

  • What place in the world would you most like to visit?

  • If you could talk to another boy/girl in a faraway country what would you most want to say to/ask them?



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