Through taking part in Participatory Video people can grow in self-esteem, value their knowledge, reflect on local issues, share perspectives, identify commonalities and ways forward. This process leads to critical thinking and collective local action. Here are some examples from InsightShare projects.
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Tichezerane AIDS Support Group

This Photostory documents the Participatory Video project behind the creation of film by the Tichezerane AIDS Support Group, in Malawi, all of whom live with the HIV virus.


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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.


Solar Power = Community Power

The result of a Participatory Video consultation process, this film describes how solar power became more than just a means of renewable energy for these remote desert shepherding villages. Each family receiving a solar installation contributed one ewe and one lamb to a collectively managed flock. These flocks gave the communities a new kind of power; the ability to carry out local actions and make their own positive changes


PV for Community Consultation CASE STUDY: Cowley Road Matters

InsightShare worked as part of wider programme team. Our focus was managing the targeting of so-called “hard to reach” groups through Participatory Video processes.


Cowley Road Matters (Part 1/2)

Part 1 of this Participatory Video created as part of an innovative community consultation process for the Department of Transport on the busy arterial - Cowley Road - in vibrant east Oxford.


Cowley Road Matters (Part 2/2)

Part 2 of this Participatory Video created as part of an innovative community consultation process for the Department of Transport on the busy arterial - Cowley Road - in vibrant east Oxford.


PV for Community Consultation CASE STUDY - Solar Power in Turkmenistan

This programme began with a Participatory Video project carried out in Turkmenistan’s Kara Kum desert in 1999. High levels of outward migration were threatening the long-term survival of these remote deserts villages. Community members had talked about their visions for their village. Many felt that electricity would improve their lifestyles and encourage people to stay in the desert.