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InsightShare has over fifteen years of experience facilitating Participatory Video projects with communities all around the world. Here is a cross-section of examples from over the years demonstrating various applications for the methodology.

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Becoming a Participatory Video Facilitator (part two)

The second part of the story exploring the training of participatory video facilitators amongst the Yaqui and Comcaac communities in Sonora, Mexico.

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Justice Transitionnelle

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Cote D’Ivoire experienced a decade of civil war and political crises between 2002 and 2007. Following democratic elections in 2010, the capital erupted once more into ethnically motivated violence and the politicization of children and youth, both as victims and perpetrators of divisions and violence. There are to date few nonpartisan safe spaces for youth to engage in reflection about the past conflict and in constructive dialogue about their role and responsibilities in shaping Cote d’Ivoire’s future. See all the testimonies in full here.

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Clubs Messagers de Paix

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Cote D’Ivoire experienced a decade of civil war and political crisis between 2002 and 2011. Harmful political influence has infiltrated secondary schools through politicalized and violent students and teachers syndicates and gangs, making them increasingly dangerous environments for students and staff. To address this issue, the Ministry of Education introduced The Peace Clubs, at the end of the crisis in 2011 to promote peace in schools. They are a students led mechanism for conflict prevention and resolution. 

Women's Economic Empowerment in Moldova - Video Report

In August 2014, InsightShare trainers travelled to Moldova as part of an external evaluation in partnership with Impact Ready on the Women's Economic Empowerment global portfolio of UN Women.

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My Rights, My Voice Nepal - Our Right to Health Care

As part of the My Rights, My Voice (MRMV) programme, 12 youth campaigners from the Nepal project took part in a Participatory Video workshop in January 2014. This video shows extracts from the three films which they made on community health care issues as part of their ongoing advocacy work for MRMV. The youth campaigners will screen their films to local decision-makers and community members during 2014 to bring about change on the issues raised.

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Capacity Building in Participatory Video - Myanmar

In August 2013, representatives from four villages in the Delta region of Myanmar joined a training programme in facilitating participatory video. This unique capacity-building programme was the first of its kind in Myanmar.  It was designed to provide trainees with all the technical and facilitation skills necessary to undertake participatory video processes, within their communities.

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TEDx talk - This is NOT a video camera

 This TedX talk by our Director Chris Lunch is about the topsy turvy world of ‘participatory video’; where the subjects of a film become the directors; where passive recipients of aid become active changemakers and where we as a social enterprise have chosen: 'Make mistakes', 'Lose control' and 'Have fun', as our core values.

Themes: PV Demo
Category: Training

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Efandeli Malamu (Peaceful Cohabitation)

In November 2012, the Dynamique des Groupes des Peuples Autochtones (DGPA), with Well Grounded and InsightShare, ran a Participatory Video (PV) workshop in Lokuku village in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The workshop focused on using video to explore the relationships between the Batwa (Pygmy, or Indigenous) and Bantu residents of the village.

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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.'

A terrible day in my life

At the start of the post election violence, Peter lost his uncle during an attack on their compound. He became depressed started using drugs. He talks about how he was able to begin to address his anger and resentment for other ethnic groups on the football pitch, through the LEAP SPORT program.