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.