I saw this story on the Business Opportunities blog about a man who has a business video taping interviews with grandparents and producing DVD's for all the family. Ignoring the fact that this could be a great business in the U.S. with the baby boomers approaching retirement, a simplified version of this business could serve as a wonderful microfranchise that would simultaneously preserve oral traditions, culture or even dying languages. I think about the poor spending large sums of money at the time of death/funeral of their elders and the efforts they spend commemorating the dead in many countries. Perhaps this energy can be directed towards paying for video or audio recordings of their elders before they die. The business could recruit multiple interviewers/salesman and process/edit the videos from a central location. The equipment could be very basic.
Has anyone seen an operation like this work in the field? Do you think it would work?