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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Waiting For Water

The photostory for 'Waiting For Water' tells the story behind the creation of this short but powerful film that provided the tool for an advocacy drive to bring water access to an entire community.


Waiting For Water

When people living near the small tea estate in Inanda saw water pipes being laid in October 2004, they were overjoyed. Standpipes would soon be spouting water, they were told…but they waited in vain. Three years later, Inanda residents planned, directed and filmed 'Waiting for Water' as a local lobbying tool...and the impacts were immediate.


Living on a Poisonous Stream

The residents of Permisan village (East Java, Indonesia) have harvested fish from the ponds for generations, but since an environmental disaster at the Lapindo Brantas gas mining site in May 2006, the area has suffered vast eruptions of volcanic mud, burying nearby villages and displacing thousands. This Photostory describes the process by which the residents of Permisan created their film 'Living on a Poisonous Stream'.


Living On A Poisonous Stream

The residents of Permisan village near the Porong river in East Java have been harvesting fish from their ponds for generations, but since an environmental disaster at the Lapindo Brantas gas mining site in May 2006, the area has been suffering from vast eruptions of volcanic mud, which have buried nearby villages and displaced thousands of people.


We Want Change - Participatory Video for Advocacy

‘We Want Change’ features examples of how Participatory Video has been used by InsightShare for direct advocacy with various communities around the world. Features examples from Sierra Leone, Uganda, Indonesia, UK, and Tanzania.


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Boajibu

The town of Boajibu in Kenema district experienced a great deal of destruction during Sierra Leone's civil war, and has since declined from its former affluence.


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The Bridge in Foya Village

The village of Foya in Bo District use a video camera to explain some of the unique difficulties they face as a result of being cut off by a slender river bridge, and appeal for assistance to help them overcome their physical isolation and participate in their own development.