Tamara Plush is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Communication and Social Change, University of Queensland in Australia. Her research focuses on how participatory video can enable citizen voice in an international development context. She has a background in participatory action research and communication for social change primarily working with people living in poverty or marginalisation. She has facilitated visual storytelling processes in Cambodia, Kenya, Nepal, South Africa and Vietnam. Her work emphasises citizen mobilisation efforts that can address human rights, poverty, inequity and climate change.
In March 2015, in a shipping container that serves as part of a health care compound in the township of Gugulethu in South Africa,1 nine people are making movies with mobile phones in participatory video (PV) workshop. The two researchers/PV practitioners and seven community mobilisers involved are not only making films, but exploring a methodology for story-driven PV that can harness the transformative power of personal stories into the collective group storytelling process. This article shares their journey from a facilitator’s perspective.By: Tamara PlushPosted: August 16, 2015 (0) Comments (0) Like