About the Video4Change network


What is video for change?

Video for change is the use of video to support social movements, document human rights violations, raise awareness on social issues, and influence social change. Video for change is a practice that is fast becoming an key element of campaigns and social movements.

What is the Video4Change network?

The Video4Change (V4C) network is a group of organisations using video to affect social change. The network is membership based and was founded at an event in June 2012 in Indonesia.


Projects and Activities

Developing Video for Change Materials

We have developed manuals on different aspects of video advocacy.


Video for Change Impact Research

Working with the University of Western Sydney, the MIT Center for Civic Media and Open Documentary Lab the V4C network has been conducting research to gather lessons learned from V4C members on the design and evaluation of impact in video for change. The project will result in toolkit to be released in late 2015.

The first stage of the V4C Impact Research has been concluded and its results published. In 2014, the second stage was begun. Updates on the research can be found here.



v4c.org builds and collects resources, materials and guides to support the work of video activists and video trainers. We have a Resources section where visitors can find curated materials on a range of video advocacy and video-making processes such as, Video for Change Strategies, Planning Your Video, Video DistributionSafety and Security, and Mobile Video.

V4C Gatherings

The network has hosted four regional gatherings in Mexico, Indonesia, South Africa and Turkey. Through these gatherings we aim to extend learning, insight and community-building. For more information on the V4C gatherings, go here.

V4C Website

We develop this site to reflect the V4C network activities, to promote the work of video activists and organisations, and to share information, resources, materials on video advocacy. We also envision this space as a broad umbrella bringing together video for change practitioners globally.

This iteration of the website has been developed by Anna Helme with design and illustration by Lachlan Conn.


The V4C network activities are supported by:



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