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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Green Agenda in Montenegro

This video is a compilation of the 3 community films made by the Green Agenda working groups, community members and local NGOs of Mojkovac, Ulcinj and Niksic in Montenegro during the project “A window to the Green Agenda in the Western Balkans, local storytelling through Participatory Video”.


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Cochabamba: Cumbre de los Pueblos (Cochabamba: Peoples Summit)

In April 2010 InsightShare's Latin America Director Maja, and community video facilitators Balvino, Primitivo, Irma and Rosio participated in the exciting People's Forum on Climate Change and Mother Earth Rights, in Cochabamba, Bolivia that was attended by 35,000 people.


Human Rights animation

This animation explains in a simple way what our human rights are and how they are linked to climate change.


Es-Esel Ja Eparas (Voices of Experience)

Participatory Video created by members of various indigenous communities in Itogon, Philippines, tracking the impacts of large-scale mining and now climate change on their environment and culture.


Eng'eno Eishoi Ng'ejuk (Knowledge for the Young Generation)

This is a shortened version of a film made by Maasai pastoralists, living near Oltepesi in Kenya, in March 2009.  It documents the devastating impacts of a seemingly endless drought across the region that killed livestock and people, threatened livelihoods and caused wide-spread suffering to many of the indigenous pastoralist communities.


Kuna Conversations with Mother Earth

'Kuna Conversations with Mother Earth' was created during a Participatory Video during which the Kuna Indians of Panama documented their struggle to conserve the forests, their main source of food and traditional medicine.


Development In Practice and Conversations with the Earth collaborate for COP15

Development in Practice is supporting Conversations with the Earth, by making the recent journal issue on Citizens' Media free to download until May 2010, and a print version available at a reduced cost.