Participatory Video has been used successfully by communities to make change through sustained and effective advocacy campaigns. Planning, working and analysing together enables them to evolve local solutions and reflect on their values as a group and individually. This process boosts their confidence to address broader issues and secure change. Here are some examples.
In this article Stephen Hancock gives an extensive and inspiring description of the PV process, drawing from his personal experiences, working alongside Nick Lunch on a PV project in India. Through his detailed description of the whole process, it becomes clear how the PV method helped them to facilitate a genuine and participative communication loop by providing the local illitarate farmers and nomads with a tool to express their concerns related to environmental change and bringing them their face to face with scientists and NGO staff.
Residents of Oxford's boating community made this film to fight against the closure of their boatyard to make way for a housing development scheme. In Part 1, members of the local house boat community explain how important it is to have the boatyard near their house.
Residents of Oxford's boating community made this film to fight against the closure of their boatyard to make way for a housing development scheme. The videos helped the residents put a stop to the development plans which would have destroyed their boatyard.
In this article Chris Lunch (InsightShare Co-Founder & Co-Director) uses a InsightShare project that was carried out in Turkmenistan to illustrate how PV films about farmer innovation and experimentation can help to bring farmers' own voices and images to the attention of policymakers in agricultural research and development (ARD).