InsightShare works with indigenous peoples in various countries all around the globe. The subjects they have chosen to document through video include efforts for self-determination, the local effects of climate change, cultural heritage documentation and other issues for which they have harnessed video as a powerful advocacy tool. Here are some examples.
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Mexico Participatory Video Hub Development Stage 1

This document about a media hub development training carried out in Vicam, Mexico in 2010, describes the the aims, outputs and successes of the training. It also includes notes on new Participatory Video games that were developed during the process.


Mexico Participatory Video Hub Development Stage 2

This is a document about the second stage of the training process for developing indigenous media hubs in the Yaqui and Comaac territories of Mexico.


Philippines Training of Trainers

A training of facilitators from all around the Asian-Pacific region introduced Participatory Video to a group of indigenous youth activists, who created a film about their views on the UN REDD programme during the process.


Cameroon Skills Exchange

A two month 'skills exchange' saw an InsightShare associate posted to a local Baka NGO (Association Okani) in Cameroon, this summary explains more about the project, plus some links to the films made during the exchange.


Canada Participatory Video Project

The Participatory Video project in Fort Chipawayen worked with young Cree, Dene and Metis peoples around the changes in climate, culture and society they are facing.


Ethiopia Participatory Media Hub Development Stage 1

Summary of a training that is the first stage in establishing a Participatory Video hub in Ethiopia.


Conversations With The Earth - website & exhibition info

A short PDF including information about the forthcoming exhibition for CWE at the National Museum for the American Indian (NMAI) in Washington DC and the latest incarnation of the website, due to be launched in June 2011.


Lives of the Forest

'Lives of the Forest' was created by indigenous activists from across the Asia Pacific region exploring the likely impacts of the UN's REDD programme on indigenous resources and lifestyles. It was created during a participatory video facilitator training in Ifugao (Philippines) by representatives of 15 distinct indigenous communities from 8 different countries.


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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.'