Participatory video (PV) is a collaborative approach to work with a group or a community in shaping and creating their own film for positive change and transformation. The last decade has seen a flowering of interest and enterprise around PV as well as dramatic growth of scholarship about it. It has gained increasing prominence in recent times as a chosen methodology for participatory and engaged research and practice.
This growth, however, has also flagged some concerns and highlighted some risks – will this growing popularity of PV, with more actors and funding made available, side-line the very participatory values that paved the way for its success? The Better PV Practice webinar series answered these questions and discussed initiatives to improve PV practice in the future.
We hope that this short compilation will give you a glimpse of what we learned.