Participatory Approach

Participatory documentary involves groups or individuals who would traditionally be the subjects of others' research in taking and interpreting their own film in order to address and share important aspects of their lives and experiences. It seeks to alter the constructs of traditional qualitative research enquiry in which 'outsider' researchers  investigate and assess the lives of 'insider' research subjects.

Participatory Video methods value local knowledge, build bridges between communities and decision-makers and enable people to develop greater control over their own development and the decisions affecting their lives.
It hands over control to the target communities from project conception through to implementation, monitoring and evaluation.


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