Stories about Video
A new indie film festival features the struggles and triumphs of indigenous Papua, Indonesia
The film festival "highlights the issues of the indigenous people of Papua through documentary films as well as to build public awareness of the important issues impacting them.”
What YouTube Comments on Two Cover Songs Reveal About the Irish and Sámi Languages
The music videos for popular songs translated into minority languages can create spaces for joy, solidarity, and pride—as well as scorn, social divisions, and nationalism.
A Grandmother and Granddaughter in India Are Making Beautiful Media Together
"The whole world is learning, why should I not learn? I have a lot more to learn. It is important to walk along with the world."
Come Along on a Canoe Ride Through the Amazon With Young Sarayaku Footballers
Every week, Sarayaku youth must travel six hours along the Bobonanza River in Ecuadorian Amazon for a football match. Sarayaku fillmaker Eriberto Gualinga takes you along for the ride.
Singing Lullabies to Preserve the Butchulla Language
The Butchulla language, spoken by the people native to Fraser Island in Australia, faced extinction in the 20th century. It is now being revitalized thanks to the Butchulla Language Program.
Training Videos by Farmers, for Farmers
Digital Green integrates innovative technology with global development efforts to improve human wellbeing through the use of videos in the community for agricultural and health improvements.
It's “Nerve-racking”! Getting our Storytellers Offline (and Back On Again)
Transom is an online resource for storytellers, mostly audio-based but delving into the world of visual digital media as well. They recent put on a six-week online workshop - based entirely on Facebook - with several Rising Voices writers participating.
Diferencial CAC: A Hacklab in Quito, Ecuador
Diferencial CAC is a space for art and digital culture projects, a hackerspace, a coworking space, and a transmitter of all kinds of collaborative and technological ideas located at the Contemporary Art Center in Quito. A video tour and interviews with the founder.
VIDEO: Narratives from Porto's Historical Centre Exposed in the “Museu do Resgate”
We talked to the creator of the Museu do Resgate about a project of "rescuing" online videos which aggregates and gives new meanings to the testimonies and personal experiences of those who pass through Porto's historical centre.
Sending Video Letters from Oaxacan Indigenous Communities
Video letters are a way for children in isolated indigenous communities in Oaxaca to show some of their favorite things in their village and to connect with others around the world through the power of video.
Soap Operas for Cultural Preservation: Mexico's First Indigenous Telenovela
A new telenovela debuts in Mexico - and for the first time, in an indigenous language. Baktún tells the story of Jacinto, a young Maya man who must face the problems of immigration and while holding on to his roots. It's also debuting on Youtube and thus accessible by mobile phone, reflecting the ways local access to media is changing.
Projeto Nosotros: The Pursuit of Latinness
Meet Projeto Nosotros, a duo exploring Latin America's modern culturescape. While acknowledging the importance of roots and tradition, they take aim at contemporary arts produced by amazing new artists. Through their eyes we see how regional cultures are actively getting involved in a global conversation. Don´t even try to resist: this is a trendsetting movement.
Food: A Source of Empowerment in Nablus
Curious to know about Levantine and Palestinian Food? Bait al Karama runs cooking classes at a local women's centre, functioning as a social enterprise and with the aim of promoting Palestinian culinary and artistic heritage.