This is the first of our series of monthly public updates on the Video For Change, a network of human rights activists, journalists, trainers, and video practitioners, who create and use video to affect social change.
If we are to build a workforce with the resilience to deal regularly and effectively with traumatic imagery, where the endpoint isn’t necessarily burning out, then we need to institute best practices. We need to hold spaces to share experiences. To give ourselves survival kits. And maybe to cry a little too.
Members of the Video4Change (V4C) Network share what the Network is about, where they find common ground, and what are its future plans.
The Video4Change team was present in the Global Voices Summit 2017, which took place during December 2-3, 2017 in the Sri Lankan Capital Colombo. The panel “Using Video for Change: Diverse Opportunities and Challenges” featured members of five organizations comprising Video4Change.