#564 Sounds & Silence – The Black Snapper International Audio Competition

The Black Snapper International Film Festival is the first festival of its kind in Australia. This year they’re also hosting a landmark international student audio competition.

All the Best are partnering with the team at Black Snapper to bring you a couple of stories that we believe are great examples of the art of audio storytelling. 

The Sound of Silence

The Sounds of Silence is an audio documentary by Phan Dieu Linh To, also known as Liz, focusing on the real-life experiences of war victims in Vietnam. The piece is an evocative soundscape that mixes history and memory in an act of defiance against media manipulation and the suppression of human voices in depictions of war.

Liz, is currently pursuing her Master’s degree at Macquarie University in Australia and works as a visual designer in Sydney, with a focus on graphic design, layout design, film, and video production.

Written & produced by Phan Dieu Linh To.

A Moonlight Memory

In this vivid soundscape, Salma travels back in time to an evening in her childhood, growing up in Kano, Nigeria in the 1970’s. Coming home from Christian Missionary school as the sun sets, Salma walks up the garden…

Featuring Salma Ahmed Caller
Sounds from YleArkisto, reinsamba, Benboncan, Julius_galla, Straget, FaireDesVagues and SoundLover16 on freesound.org
Produced by Taqwa Sadiq

This story was originally produced for Short Cuts, a Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.

All The Best Credits

Production Manager, Mix & Compile by: Phoebe Adler-Ryan

Editorial Manager: Mell Chun

Host: Madhuraa Prakash