Public Space and Video Projections: A Conversation with The Illuminator Art Collective

The Illuminator Art Collective shares how video projection can be used as part of protests and civic movements as well as practical tips and lessons-learned on how to set up and a run video projection set-up.

Women Counter Gender-Based Violence with Video in Latin America

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we highlight the stories of those using video in creative ways to combat gender-based violence in Latin America.

Creating a Movement to Just Say No to the War on Drugs

Eugene Jarecki’s documentary takes on the US’ war on drugs, calling for a shift in public perception and policy around drug use. This is the final in our interview series with the 2014 BritDoc Impact Award winners.

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.

The WITNESS Blog: A Look Back at 2014 and Look Ahead to 2015

In 2014 we contextualized dozens of citizen videos on human rights; shared resources for using video for change, archiving video and interviewing survivors of sexual violence; interviewed filmmakers, activists and journalists; advocated for better use of technology to aid those using video for change; celebrated stories of courage, and much more.

Maziar Bahari on Solitary Confinement, Freedom of Expression, and the Future of (Citizen) Journalism

Maziar Bahari speaks to WITNESS about the new film “Rosewater” which tells the story of his solitary confinement and torture in an Iranian prison.

The Blackfish Effect – How Film Can Impact Big Business

Interview with Britdoc Impact Award winner, filmmaker Gabriela Cowperthwaite, about the social change influence her documentary, “Blackfish,” has had on big business and in legal courtrooms.

An Interview with Pamela Yates About the Impact of “Granito”

Part of a series featuring the 2014 BritDoc Impact Award winners, we interview Pamela Yates about Granito which investigates how archival footage was used as evidence to bring an indictment against a former Guatemalan dictator.

The Ties That Bind Us In the Fight to Expose Human Rights Abuse

In her monthly message, WITNESS’ executive director looks back on human rights stories from October and reflects on how our work resonates as more and more of us fight to expose human rights abuses.

Using Mobile Apps and Film to Prevent Gender-Based Violence

Nancy Schwartzman talks to WITNESS about her film work and development of tech tools, including mobile apps, to end sexual violence.

Pentagram Partners with Street Artists to Create a WITNESS Mural in London

A street art mural in London featuring WITNESS partners is an inspiring reminder that in our global, connected world, we are all “witnesses.”

The Power of a Witness According to Robin Williams

As we join the many people worldwide who were saddened to hear of the death of Robin Williams, we celebrate his commitment to making the world a better place.

WITNESS Archiving Guide Receives Award from Society of American Archivists

The Activists’ Guide to Archiving Video wins the Preservation Publication Award from the Society of American Archivists.

To End Violence Against Women, Canadian Campaign Calls on Men and Boys

The ¡Hasta Aqui No Mas! (Draw the Line!) multimedia campaign, produced by the Canadian group MUJER, confronts sexual violence against women through education and empowerment of Latino men and boys.

Call for Videos on Police Violence During World Cup Protests

As protestors in Brazil take to the streets during the World Cup, WITNESS has created a collaborative database to track ongoing police violence.