Publisher description for Participatory video : images that transform and empower / edited by Shirley A. White.


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The potential of new information and communications technologies is acknowledged by all today. This book examines the importance of participatory video as a catalyst for development. It shows how powerful video images have been used to promote changes in attitudes and social behaviour, helping communities identify development solutions that are within their reach. Video has been used to reach policymakers, to empower women and to rescue the culture and heritage of indigenous people. As a mediation tool, the power of video has been used to resolve conflicts, achieve consensus and find common ground for collective action.

This book brings together practical information on innovative experiences with the use of participatory video. It contains a thoughtful analysis of some essential issues to be taken into account in planning and implementing video processes.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Community development -- Developing countries.
Developing countries -- Economic policy.
Video recordings -- Social aspects -- Developing countries.
Video tape recorders -- Social aspects -- Developing countries.
Communication in community development -- Developing countries.
Communication in economic development -- Developing countries.