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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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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Inanda Project Introduction

This video is an introduction to the Participatory Video project that was carried out in Inanda, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, in July 2007.

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Inanda Youth Action

A group of young unemployed women explain how meeting regularly to sing has helped them, and gumbooted dancers use their skills to highlight issues facing their community.

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Sidlasonke - We Eat Together

A short film made about a local feeding scheme in Inanda township - embodying hope and self-help.

PV for Community Action CASE STUDY: Tichezerane AIDS Support Group

In Malawi, we worked with an HIV+ community group in M'deka, one hour drive outside Blantyre. This was carried out with GOAL, an Irish NGO who have been setting up these groups as a way of helping HIV+ people to support one another and change attitudes in the community to knowing your status.

Tichezerane AIDS Support Group

This film was planned and filmed by the members of the Tichezerane AIDS Support group, in Malawi, and describes the group's history and the stories of some of its members; all of whom live with the HIV virus.