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.
During the process, the participants filmed discussions and interviews about the history of the village, land ownership, relationships between the two groups and how to improve them. The footage that the local participants filmed each day was screened each evening to all the residents of the village who then debated the topics covered in the videos.
This final film made by the participants in Lokuku is about peaceful cohabitation. It represents the issues they are struggling with and the debates they had during the workshop, as well as the solutions the participants and community members have for the future.