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.
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Save Our Boatyard (Part 1 of 2)

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.


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Save Our Boatyard (Part 2 of 2)

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.


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Woodland Peace

Techniques people use to generate positive space in the mind, a short film by Nick Cottingham, a highly creative person living with schizophrenia in Oxford UK.

Themes: Health
Category: Advocacy