Brief Description

From PV in a Nutsshell:
"Participatory Video (PV) is a set of techniques to involve a group or community in shaping and creating their own film. The idea behind this is that making a video is easy and accessible, and is a great way of bringing people together to explore issues, voice concerns or simply to be creative and tell stories.
This process can be very empowering, enabling a group or community to take action to solve their own problems and also to communicate their needs and ideas to decision-makers and/or other groups and communities. As such, PV can be a highly effective tool to engage and mobilise marginalised people and to help them implement their own forms of sustainable development based on local needs."


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When to use

How to use

Tips and Lessons Learnt

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Examples & Stories

Why use Online Video for Your Community?

Telling their own story: Collaborative research using participatory video : Collaborative research with members of the Karrayyu Oromo pastoralist community

Who can tell me more?

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Related Methods / Tools / Practices

How to produce a Storymercial
Cell Phone Films


InsightShare: http://insightshare.org
Participatory Video Handbook (English, Spanish, French, Russian): http://islive.ecobee.org/resources/pv-handbook
Capacity.Org: Participatory video for monitoring and evaluation
Participatory Video as a documentation tool, LEISA Magazine (Chris Lunch, 2006)

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Page Authors

Simone Staiger, CIAT (s.staiger[at]cgiar.org)