Facilitates video storytelling for change
How to translate a story into a video? During this training participants will acquire basic knowledge and skills on how to make a short video of two minutes. Read more >
This training gives you an introduction to the basics of participatory video. During the two day training you will experience and learn on how to co-create a video story with a group. Read more >
Political debate at the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht – video as support for the dialogue
On the 8th March, 2017 students from the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht organized a city debate to discuss with politicians from 4 important political parties on how the government should deal with social security issues and the loan system for students. The debate was part of the election campaign for the forthcoming National elections, which took place on the 15th March, 2017 in the Netherlands.
This project was supported and guided by Marco van Stralen, lecturer and teacher at the University. Simon Koolwijk guided the students in developing video interviews, that were used for dialogue during the debate. The students shared personal verbal stories and video interviews from experts on social security and student issues. The debate was attended by 150 students and teachers from the college and university of applied sciences. The personal stories and the videos contributed to a lively debate, that was led and facilitated by Jan Roelfs, who is sports commentator with the National Broadcasting company.
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Student drop out rates declined, teachers behaviour became more disciplined, students became more responsible and student rates increased dramatically at the Debre Work Junior School, Ethiopia, due to the social accountability process. Because this story was recorded and told through a participatory video making process and presented at a stakeholder dialogue meeting, the dialogue that followed made the government to decide to avail substantial budgets and support for other schools in the region to implement the social accountability process.