Our trainings are designed around principles of experiential learning: employing a wide range of visual techniques that enhance creativity, sharing, reflection and learning. These include games and group exercises as well as hands on facilitation experience. Beware - side effects include some deep personal and group shifts as well as plenty of fun & laughter!
InsightShare teaches Participatory Video as a method of working with groups or communities to enable them to tell their own stories in their own words. It is a powerful tool for activating groups and communities and enabling them to communicate with each other and with outside agencies, such as government, media, donors, NGOs, etc. Anybody can be a participant in a PV project: male and female; young and old; villagers and city dwellers; literate and illiterate. Participants may have no knowledge of camera equipment or how to make a film.
“Personally I was impressed with the entire training especially the facilitation which I think gave us as participants an opportunity to figure out things ourselves and for me that stands out. I learnt a lot from the course, the atmosphere has just been phenomenal. There has been a lot of sharing and I’m very grateful to everybody”
“When we came here we didn’t know about cutaways and fades. It is great that we have learned to shoot and edit a movie with no previous schooling.”
Mthembu, trainee, Inanda township
“I couldn’t believe that without any previous experience these trainees managed to make seven films in just seven days!”
Michelle Leibrandt, Training Initiator, Valley Trust, South Africa
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