The ‘Yes Men’ Talk Video, Activism, and Climate Change

As they release their third feature film, The Yes Men Are Revolting, we talk with the devious duo about how they use film for activism and their current focus on climate change.

Video as Evidence Case Study: Filming Long After A Crime in Croatia

We look at a case study where video was used in criminal proceedings against a Serbo-Croatian politician at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY).

Documenting Rio’s Resistance: Interview with ‘State of Exception’ Director Jason O’Hara

In his new film Canadian documentary filmmaker Jason O’Hara takes on forced evictions and mega-events, working collaboratively with Rio’s communities to tell stories of resistance and document human rights abuses since 2010.

Director Michèle Stephenson Discusses Impact and “American Promise”

Our series of interviews featuring the filmmaking teams behind the the five winners of the 2014 BritDoc Impact Award for documentaries continues this week with an interview with Michèle Stephenson, director of American Promise.

#Instagood Tips for Nonprofits

#Instagood tips for nonprofits will help you start and manage an instagram account to be part of your organization’s online storytelling goals.

Unlock Iran Invites You To Experience Life as an Iranian Political Prisoner

Unlock Iran is a new innovative visual storytelling platform featuring the stories of Iranian “prisoners of rights,” or individuals who are detained for political, religious or other personal beliefs deemed a threat by the Iranian government.

Activistas de DDHH Saharauis Reciben Entrenamiento de WITNESS en el Festival de Cine FiSahara

Más de una docena de activistas de derechos humanos y audiovisuales están participando en un taller de videoactivismo ofrecido por especialistas de WITNESS.

The Growing Role of Image Verification in Venezuela’s Protests

A new mobile app addresses the challenge of verifying citizen footage. Plus, a politician brings citizen video of abuse to the Organization of American States.

The Ethics of Syrian War & the Techniques of Video Advocacy

In a controversial media campaign that aims to teach the Geneva Code to Syrian rebel fighters, the most overlooked aspect might be the emotions.

Telling the Story at the Heart of the News

The beating heart of every news event is a story about people. Community video helps those affected to bring the issue to life. The result is accurate, authentic, and powerful—and here’s how to do it.

Not a Story About Him, but His Story

Filmmakers Madeleine Bair and Betty Bastidas did not want to produce another film about an at-risk teen. The only way to capture his life struggles was to involve the subject in the storytelling.

One Million Men. One Million Promises. One Million Videos.

Men are joining the movement against violence against women like never before. The One Million Men. One Million Promises campaign is unifying their voices, and using video to amplify them.

The Journey from ‘My Voice’ to ‘Our Voices’

I went to South Africa to teach filmmaking to youth, but what I really wanted was to foster critical consciousness—the ability to question authority and turn a lens on society, literally and figuratively. I soon realized that these youth were more than willing to question—and they started with me.

Marshaling Social Media to Tell Stories of Death Row Innocence

Too many cooks spoil the broth? Not anymore, says One for Ten producer Laura Shacham. She’s hitting the social media superhighway to bring hundreds of voices to the stories of death row exonerees.

Dear Mandela: Putting a Documentary to Work

Impact does not happen in a straight line: you make the film, show it, and things change. We spent four years shooting Dear Mandela, but it wasn’t until we finished that we fully understood where our audience would be.

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