This is the story of the building of two incredible participatory video teams but it is also the story of the many young women whose lives are changed by girl programming in different parts of the world every day.
The Valley Trust, a centre for health promotion in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, collaborated with InsightShare and the community of Inanda to use participatory video to draw attention to community development issues. One video focused on the lack of water in the community despite pipes being laid and was used as a lobbying tool, while others addressed issues such as alcohol and drug abuse and HIV/AIDS.
Created by 6 young people from Oxford to document the fabulous Playday in Florence Park. Commissioned by the organisers, the Participation and Play Team, who aim to educate families and encourage outdoor play.
A video introducing the Young Roots project, featuring original music from Zimbawean-born artist Sinini Ngwenya and highlights of performances, workshops, cultural exchange, work with a famous museum, and simply getting togetherfor fun and friendship.
Young people from Betteshanger in Kent set out to explore their community spaces and meet people who have a special relationship with the community and its past. This video is the result of a Participatory Video project undertaken by InsightShare and the Social Innovation Lab at Kent County Council.
Gitans is a compilation of four short films created by young gypsies in Lézignan-Corbières, southern France. The project took place in weekly sessions over one year project and engaged working young people with learning difficulties and behavioural problems.
This article describes the PV project that was carried out in Inanda, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, in the summer of 2007. It summarizes how InsightShare's capacity building PV training - in cooperation with the Valley Trust - provided different social groups of the Inanda Township community with a tool to express their perpectives on problems in their community - ranging from water and food scarcity to HIV/AIDS and unemployment - and to show their inspiring ways of coping with these issues.