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Stories about Video

28 December 2013

VIDEO: Narratives from Porto's Historical Centre Exposed in the “Museu do Resgate”

We talked to the creator of the Museu do Resgate about a project of "rescuing" online videos which aggregates and gives new meanings to the testimonies and personal experiences of those who pass through Porto's historical centre.

8 December 2013

Sending Video Letters from Oaxacan Indigenous Communities

Video letters are a way for children in isolated indigenous communities in Oaxaca to show some of their favorite things in their village and to connect with others around the world through the power of video.

16 August 2013

Soap Operas for Cultural Preservation: Mexico's First Indigenous Telenovela

A new telenovela debuts in Mexico - and for the first time, in an indigenous language. Baktún tells the story of Jacinto, a young Maya man who must face the problems of immigration and while holding on to his roots. It's also debuting on Youtube and thus accessible by mobile phone, reflecting the ways local access to media is changing.

4 July 2013

Projeto Nosotros: The Pursuit of Latinness

Meet Projeto Nosotros, a duo exploring Latin America's modern culturescape. While acknowledging the importance of roots and tradition, they take aim at contemporary arts produced by amazing new artists. Through their eyes we see how regional cultures are actively getting involved in a global conversation. Don´t even try to resist: this is a trendsetting movement.

2 July 2013

Food: A Source of Empowerment in Nablus

Curious to know about Levantine and Palestinian Food? Bait al Karama runs cooking classes at a local women's centre, functioning as a social enterprise and with the aim of promoting Palestinian culinary and artistic heritage.

26 June 2013

[Video] How to Use the StoryMaker App

Small World News recently put together a YouTube video showing a step-by-step tutorial on how to use the StoryMaker app, which is a tool for journalists to create their own news reports using their Android phone, as safely and securely as possible.

25 June 2013

“You are the Country!”

Animated three-dimensional ants, birds, and warthogs usually aren't figureheads for being productive members of society... but, why not? The Wazi Campaign uses fun short films to promote a cohesive civil society in Kenya.

22 April 2013

Films by Rickshaw: The Tentative Collective

The Tentative Collective is an initiative collaborating with various marginalised and migrant communities to produce short films made with cell phones, and organising rickshaw-powered film screenings around Karachi.

20 February 2013

Learning Ojibwe with Jennifer Bobiwash

"I realized this was an opportunity for me to learn more about my own heritage. And if others watch my videos and learn, it's a plus. I think by the simple fact that my videos are online are a testament to ensuring an online presence... And it's just a question of people finding the videos, as well as the marketing of it so people can find it" says Jennifer of her project to make Ojibwe known through Youtube.

13 May 2012

Witness: Learning To Use Videos For Change

WITNESS empowers people to transform personal stories of abuse into powerful tools for justice using user generated videos. It has trained individuals from more than 80 countries through hands-on workshops. To expand its reach WITNESS has launched its comprehensive training curriculum on human rights advocacy through video, which is available for download for free.