This video is an introduction to WITNESS' Media Lab project examining the impact of video in documenting police misconduct in the U.S. and its role in achieving justice and accountability. Learn more about the project here: https://lab.witness.org/pro...
witness.org | WITNESS is engaged with partners across the U.S. on issues such as police violence, immigration and LGBTQ rights.
Several of these videos are case studies examining the impact of video in documenting police misconduct in the U.S. and its role in achieving justice and accountability. Learn more about the project here: https://lab.witness.org/projects/
As the WITNESS Media Lab examines the impact of video in documenting police violence in the U.S., we recognize that the issue is a global one. Go to witness.silk.co for the story on each of these videos and how they made an impact.
Tips on how to document and distribute powerful human rights video - for activism, journalism, advocacy and evidence. This playlist can help you film powerful videos safely and effectively. For more resources visit http://library.witness.org/.
witness.org | This six-part video series provides practical tips and insight from activists, survivors and experts on interviewing techniques, creating appropriate questions, safety and security, and the effects of trauma on survivors. The video series accompanies our written guide on "Conducting Safe, Effective and Ethical Interviews with Survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence." (http://gbv.witness.org/resources/).
The idea to produce these guides came from WITNESS' experiences with activists and partner organizations working to end sexual and gender-based violence globally. Their feedback made it clear that there was a need for guidance on how to conduct these interviews. Documenting stories of survivors can be difficult for a number of reasons including: societal stigma and shame; the threat of retribution by the perpetrator or institutions that wish to bury these stories; and, poorly conducted interviews can lack respect for the rights and dignity of survivors. All of these have the ability to expose survivors to further hardship or risks to their personal safety. Our hope is that these guides will help filmmakers, activists and advocacy organizations record interviews with survivors more safely, ethically and effectively.
Learn more about WITNESS' Gender-Based Violence campaign at gbv.witness.org. Share your thoughts and feedback with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to the many individuals and organizations who supported the production of this video series!
INTERVIEWEE CREDITS Alain Kabenga: Activist/Survivor, Men of Hope Association Elana Newman, Ph.D.: Professor at University of Tulsa, Research Director/ Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma Faisal Khan: College Coach & Teacher/Survivor Fungisai Maisva: Researcher Kate Rush-Cook: Activist/Survivor Katherine Hull: VP of Communications, RAINN Katlyn Lewicke: Activist/Survivor Lisa Jackson: Filmmaker and Producer Melissa Bermudez: LICSW and Training Manager, RAINN Mora Fernández: Activist/Survivor Nancy Schwartzman: Filmmaker/Activist/Survivor Otim Patrick: Filmmaker/Activist, Refugee Law Project - School of Law, Makerere University Refik Hodzic: Director, Communications ICTJ Rutendo Munengami: Activist/Survivor Tiphanie Crittin: Researcher/Project Officer, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights