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.
Short article by Chris Lunch (InsightShare Co-Founder & Co-Director) published in ICT Update (issue 34) in November 2006. The article introduces PV as a method, summarizes it's diverse possible uses and gives a overview of the step by step process.
In this article Dominic Elliot describes how an Aids support group in Malawi used participatory video to boost their self-esteem and to encourage others to get tested, by enabling group members to tell their own stories and to film themselves engaging in different agricultural activities.
In 2005, InsightShare used participatory video as a tool for working with an HIV-positive community group in M'deka, Malawi. The 3-day project was carried out in partnership with the Malawi branch of GOAL, an Irish non-governmental organisation (NGO) that has been setting up these groups as a way of helping HIV-positive people support one another and change attitudes in the community with regard to knowing/communicating one's status.
‘Play your Part’ is a Participatory Video made by the Tanzanian White Ribbon Alliance to address issues of Safe Motherhood in Tanzania. The film has been shown at national and international conferences and on Tanzanian television.
Article published by IFIP (International Funders for Indigenous Peoples) as part of the Sharing Circle newsletter (Volume 7, Issue 1) in the summer of 2006. Features an interview with Nick Lunch (Co-Founder & Co-Director) of InsightShare during the IFIP Annual Conference and the 5th UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Article by Catherine Setchell
In this article Chris Lunch (InsightShare Co-Founder & Co-Director) describes how PV methods can be integrated into mainstream political decision making. He uses a InsightShare project that was carried out in Turkmenistan to argue that PV holds the key to delivering those often repeated, hollow slogans about inclusion, participation and people-led research and development, by illustrating how PV provides an opportunity for rural people to document their own knowledge and to express their wants from their own viewpoints.