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Video for community action
Participatory video is a form of participatory media in which a group or community creates their own film. The idea behind this is that making a video is easy and accessible, and is a great way of bringing people together to explore issues, voice concerns or simply to be creative and tell stories. It is therefore primarily about process, though high quality and accessible films (products) can be created using these methods if that is a desired outcome. This process can be very empowering, enabling a group or community to take their own action to solve their own problems, and also to communicate their needs and ideas to decision-makers and/or other groups and communities. As such, PV can be a highly effective tool to engage and mobilise marginalised people, and to help them to implement their own forms of sustainable development based on local needs. W
- Guide to shooting better online video, Tips on video equipment, interviewing people on camera & more, July 28, 2010, socialbrite.org
Guidelines for including video in CASwiki
As the main focus of this wiki is community action, video should be ideally be mainly about this or have some link to, relevance to or interest to community action.
This means generally avoiding including video that might be viewed as excessively 'corporate', commercial / marketing / promotional, or (inward looking) governmental.
- local information can be found, or shared, via our many location pages
- InsightShare use Participatory Video as a tool for individuals and groups to grow in self-confidence and trust, and to build skills to act for change. Their Participatory Video methods value local knowledge, build bridges between communities and decision-makers, and enable people to develop greater control over the decisions affecting their lives. Insightshare on youtube
- Video Volunteers, international organization empowering the voices of the world's unheard communities