InsightShare connects communities around the world allowing them to discover commonalities, make friends, build bonds and share knowledge. Here are some examples.
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Welcome to the UK

A participatory video made by women from 11 different countries living in the UK, attending ESOL classes through the Welcome to the UK project, by Learning Unlimited. They made this film in order to send advice and encouragement to other women in Bangladesh waiting to emigrate to the UK.

Conversations with the Earth Community Festival

In March 2010 we organised the first Conversations with the Earth Community Festival to celebrate biodiversity and cultural diversity around the world and in our hometown Oxford in particular. Over the course of nine days diverse activities - ranging from film screenings and lectures to discussions, practical workshops, participatory ‘ceremonies’, comedy shows and dance events - took place in the Old Book Binders in East Oxford, UK.

Conversations with the Earth Video Brochure

Since the start of the Conversations with the Earth (CWE) Programme, InsightShare has worked with indigenous communities across 5 continents. This catalogue provides an overview of all videos that have been produced by these communities since the network’s launch in March 2009. The films communicate the collective voices of women, men, young people and elders.

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Los Derechos de la Pachamama (The Rights of Mother Earth)

'Los Derechos de la Pachamama' is an emotional and inspiring video that was created as a joint project between five indigenous communities in Peru with the message: 'We wish from out hearts that these rights we are proposing will be added to and that people across the world recover their harmony with our Mother Earth.'

Conversations with the Earth UPDATE October 2010

Conversations with the Earth (CWE) is an indigenous-led media network that documents indigenous perspectives on climate change. This newsletter summarizes the latest news about the travels of the CWE multi-media exhibition, the local action plans of the community-owned video hubs and other developments within the growing network.

Conversations with the Earth UPDATE July 2010

Conversations with The Earth (CWE) is an indigenous-led multi-media campaign to amplify indigenous voices in the global discourse on climate change. Since March 2009 InsightShare has worked with seven communities across three continents to help seed a growing network of community-owned video hubs. After coming back from the Copenhagen Climate Summit (UNCOP15), the indigenous representatives shared their fresh inspiration with their communities and started new initiatives. In this document we look back on all the passionate work that already led to great results during the first half of 2010.

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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.

Conversations with the Earth at COP15

Conversations with the Earth has led to an international indigenous family of communities and media hubs covering 4 continents and many diverse ecosystems. Participatory Video capacity building was the catalyst to community empowerment and the amplifying of excluded voices of the traditional custodians of our planet's biocultural diversity. This photostory visually describes the 10 days we spent together in Copenhagen in December 2009 participating in the UN COP15 conference and Klimaforum, the people's summit.

Conversations with the Earth UPDATE February 2010

Conversations with the Earth is an indigenous network of media hubs to document the impacts of climate change on vital ecosystems and local cultures. 15 indigenous representatives met in Denmark for the UN Conference of the Parties meeting on climate change (COP15). This update summarises the tremendous impacts made at the conference as well as the key milestones through 2009: the year in which InsightShare seeded 6 new community-owned hubs in Panama, Kenya, Peru, Arctic, Philippines and Cameroon.

Conversations with the Earth UPDATE December 2009

Launched in April 2009, Conversations with the Earth is a collective opportunity to build a global movement for an Indigenous- controlled community media network. This newsletter brings all the latest news from the CWE Hubs around the world.