IDS - Throwing a Rock at the Moon

Participatory Video for creative citizen engagement from the Institute of Development Studies

Participate and Visual Storytelling (IDS & Real Time)
Real Time’s PV process starts by opening up spaces for the group to engage in a ‘safe’ environment, followed by group building exercises and video work to establish a shared purpose and collaboration amongst the group. This internal process provides time for group exploration and reflection on the issues in confidence, before communicating to external audiences. Next, groups produce video material to stimulate dialogue with peers, outside of the immediate group. When there is sufficient time, participatory video processes can unfold through further cycles of production and playback action in a variety of social and political forums.

Sea change: The "Making-of" video

From YouTube: An instructional video capturing the process of making the participatory short film entitled "Sea Change" by a group of Vietnamese young reporters in May 2012 (see link at The process is facilitated by Paul Zetter of the Ensemble Films and Ha Thi Quynh Nga of Live and Learn to capture children's voice on how climate change has affected a community and its young people in a coastal commune in Quang Binh Province, Viet Nam. Under the camera lenses of Edward Burger, the process focuses on meaningful engagement of young people through facilitation approaches maximizing their creativity and ownership at every stage whilst equipping them with relevant knowledge and skills.

PV Training in Uganda

From YouTube: The Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre organises a Participatory Video (PV) Training in Katakwi, Uganda.
Over five days, trainees from partnering organisations in Mali, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Uganda will learn how to conduct PV workshops and have the opportunity to put their skills to use with the local community.

Citizenship DRC Participatory Video Project

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Researchers at the DFID-funded Citizenship DRC used simple video cameras as innovative research and communication tools to reach new audiences. The videos that are produced are providing a way for research participants to articulate their views and get their message heard, promoting debate with policy makers, community- based groups and NGOs.
Journal Article: The Life We Don't Want: Using Participatory Video in Researching Violence
Journal Article: Participatory Theatre and Video: Acting Against Violence in Northern Nigeria