This month, members of the Video4Change Network joined the celebrations for International Women’s Month, the works of some are highlighted in this second Network update of 2021.
The Refugee Law Project is an organisation in Uganda running a large Media for Social Change program and planning a 2021 film festival to showcase the work of its video trainees.
Vivian Idris is the founder of the Biru Terong Initiative based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Biru Terong is one of six Video for Change organisations that recently joined the Video4Change Network, each of which will be featured on the website in the coming weeks.
The January 2021 update includes news from the network’s new members and affiliates from the October 2020 intake.
“The Absolute Power to Choose” brings us to Kenya, where villagers from Raya were empowered to work with their local government to fix their village roads after seeing their story on video.
EngageMedia invites individual filmmakers and video groups or collectives documenting environmental issues to apply to the Video for Change Asia-Pacific Environmental Impact Lab, which aims to strengthen the capacity of filmmakers in planning, producing, analysing, and sustaining the impacts of their video initiatives.
Societies around the world continue to experience attacks against the right to peaceful assemblies, media censorship, and roadblocks to exercising their right to education and livelihood, among other challenges to upholding human rights globally. But video also continues to be used to expose these attacks and challenges, communicating underrepresented narratives to more audiences through creative concepts, grassroots storytelling, and the use of existing technologies to their advantage.
After our successful call for applications last August 2020, we are happy to finally introduce the following six video for change organisations that have been welcomed to the Video4Change Network. These organisations were chosen from the almost 20 applications the Network received and through a thorough selection process wherein all existing members were heard.
As a Network, we have seen video being put to work in trying to document and raise awareness for moments of hope and solidarity, but also to address and lay bare moments of abuse of power and violent authoritarianism. Video makers are adapting to the new situation and are finding ways to investigate what’s happening to affected communities on the frontlines or continue projects they were forced to put on hold for a while.
With smartphones, DSLRs, and monitor brands racking up on 4K and even 8K offerings, a good understanding of the basics of video resolution is timely. Resolution has an overall effect on the image quality of videos. The higher the resolution, the clearer a video will be. Resolution also affects the file size of videos.