Collective storytelling through participatory video

Young researchers in Mathare slum, Nairobi used PV to highlight issues of insecurity: Spatial Collective 2013

Young people in Mathare slum, Nairobi used PV to highlight issues of insecurity: Spatial Collective 2013

This process involves participants learning basic filming skills (including audio and visual recording, framing shots, and editing) and engaging in a participatory planning process.  Together, participants discuss and agree a narrative for the film(s) they want to make and go on to produce these films.  It is an empowering process, enabling people to take action for solving their own problems and communicating this to decision-makers, their communities and the wider public.

‘… Participatory Video enabled us to recognise and prioritise experiences arising from our work and explore issues that before we weren’t allowed to…” Bolivian man in a participatory video process with activists from across South and Central America.