Global Participatory Video Hub Network

InsightShare helps seed, nurture and grow a network of Peoples Video Hubs with urban and rural communities around the world.  Hubs are owned and operated by the communities themselves as locally controlled Participatory Video programmes to enable various groups to harness the power of video as a tool for self-expression, advocacy, heritage documentation and horizontal communications.

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A group of Inuit youth in Cambridge Bay (Canada) have been trained and equipped to undertake Participatory Video projects, by InsightShare, as part of the Conversations with the Earth project.
Countries: Canada


For too long the Baka peoples, who are traditional forest dwellers of Central Africa, have been discriminated against, abused and marginalised. Through the development of a Peoples Video Hub called Okani (“Rise Up”) they have secured funding to continue their Participatory Video projects amongst the people of the Central African forests.
Countries: Cameroon


The Kenya Hub aims to document the life of the Maasai communities through Participatory Video. The team are using PV as a tool to explore a wide range of issues ranging from climate change to education and traditional culture to youth migration. Location: Oltepesi (Rift Valley), Kenya.
Countries: Kenya


In August InsightShare’s Latin America Director Maja and Raymundo from the Asociacion Qolla Aymara (in Puno, Peru) travelled to northern Mexico to facilitate a PV training in Vicam, Sonora with the participation of representatives of the indigenous Yaqui and Seri communities. Despite the intense heat the participants created three beautiful videos.
Countries: Mexico


Kuna Indians are using Participatory Video in their struggle to conserve their forests, which are their main source of food and medicine. As their traditional island territories are threatened by rising sea levels, they are using video to ask indigenous youth to reconnect to agriculture and invite industrial countries to cooperate in the conservation of biodiversity.
Countries: Panama
Regions: South America


The Peru Hub ‘Cuyay Wasi’ is located in Vilcacoto, an Andean peasant community in the Mantaro Valley. Making videos in a participatory way has supported community movements by reaffirming their cultures. Having produced beautiful videos in which they see themselves they reflect upon what they can do with their own material resources and cultural ways.
Countries: Peru
Regions: South America


The Philippines Hub was established by members of various indigenous communities, known collectively as the Igorot peoples, within the Cordillera region during 2009.
Countries: Philippines

South Africa

The Hub in South Africa (called Insight eThekweni) is located within the Inanda township in Durban, KwaZulu Natal. We are not filmmakers doing social media, but developmental workers seeking to make a difference in the lives of the marginalised. We are community activists seeking a new world that will be inheritable to our children – advocating for social and environmental justice.
Countries: South Africa


The UK Hub was situated within an abandoned secondary school in south London, where various groups and small organisations ran projects for the local community; one of the most deprived in England.
Countries: United Kingdom