On September 6, 2010, I watched an educative video series on WITNESS. The video highlights the art of using video for advocacy - human rights advocacy.
It is said - a video is worth more than a thousand words. In this light, video has a greater potential to get the word out and effect change in the field of human rights.
The video series touches on four key issues relating to the use of video for human rights advocacy:
- Getting ready to make a video
- Protecting interviewees
- Editing and distrubuting the video
With the advent of cellphones with built-in video cameras, most people possess cameras and can document human rights violations if they happen to be at the wrong place at the right time. I hope this video series inspires people of conscience to use video to raise awareness about human rights violations they witness.
Read more about how to effectively use video advocacy, here.
Permit me to leave you with the slogan of WITNESS - "See it, Film it, Change it."