Insights into Participatory Video: A Handbook for the Field

By Nick & Chris Lunch

Written by InsightShare's directors Nick and Chris Lunch. This 125-page booklet is a practical guide to setting up and running PV projects. It draws on experience in PV in several countries. Helpful tips for the facilitator clarify how to use video to encourage a lively, democratic process.

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This handbook is a practical guide to setting up and running Participatory Video (PV) projects anywhere in the world.  Participatory Video is a tool for positive social change; it empowers the marginalized; and it encourages individuals and communities to take control of their destinies.

Here you will find the nuts and bolts of Participatory Video: from how to set up a new project, to the key games and activities to use. Helpful tips for the facilitator clarify how to use video to encourage a lively, democratic process and not just a means to an end.  The authors draw on nearly two decades of experience of facilitating Participatory Video projects in the field, and share case studies and useful anecdotes, as well as responses to their work from diverse sources. The key messages are further highlighted by illustrations, cartoons and photographs.

To complement this handbook we published 'A Rights-Based Approach to Participatory Video: toolkit', which contains additional exercises and tools for experienced participatory video facilitators, who are keen to adopt a rights-based approach to their work, and to revise some old classics.

 

The handbook is available to download for FREE as a PDF. Follow the links at the bottom of this page to download.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE VERSION (7,44 MB) - to download CLICK HERE

FRENCH LANGUAGE VERSION (7,73 MB) - to download CLICK HERE

SPANISH LANGUAGE VERSION (7,89 MB) - to download CLICK HERE

RUSSIAN LANGUAGE VERSION (2,38 MB) - to download CLICK HERE

For a Bahasa Indonesia language version please email the team.

To purchase a printed copy of the handbook please email the team.

If you would like a review copy free of charge for a journal, please email the team with details of the journal and review.
  A Handbook for the Field' has been supported by

UNDP Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP)
HURIST (Human Rights Division)
CSO (Civil Society Division)
PROLINNOVA
COMPAS
The Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

This is such an excellent piece of work, accessible, clear, original, and inspiring. It fills a gap. It is an education to people like me who have only seen PV from afar. It deserves wide publicity and dissemination, and many readers for whom it will be an invitation to creativity, opening up a new dimension, new activities, a new repertoire of good things to do. So thanks and congratulations.

Dr Robert Chambers, IDS, University of Sussex, UK.
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