Participatory Video is sometimes seen as a daunting approach by those who have not worked in the areas of film, video and digital media. However, with the ubiquity of cellphones and other low cost technologies, along with approaches that place the emphasis on group processes such as storyboarding and what is termed an N-E-R [no editing required] approach, the technical aspects of PV are quite straightforward. In the webinar we will emphasize this, but also attend to critical issues related to ethics, ownership and power.
Claudia Mitchell is a James McGill Professor in the Faculty of Education, McGill University. She has written extensively in the area of participatory visual methodologies, and has authored or co-edited numerous publications in the area of visual research based on her research on gender, HIV and AIDS and teacher identity in Canada, South Africa, Ethiopia and Kenya. Her publications including theHandbook on Participatory Video, Doing Visual Research, Drawing as Visual Methodology, and Putting People in the Picture: Visual Methodologies for Social Change.
Katie MacEntee is near to completing her doctoral thesis at McGill University. Her research focuses on the integration of participatory visual methods with HIV and AIDS education in South Africa. This has included conducting various research interventions with young people, pre-service and in-service teachers in rural KwaZulu Natal using digital storytelling, photovoice, and cellphilms. Katie also has interests on gender and agricultural training and development in Ethiopia and directed the documentary film, Enset: A documentary, which explores the role of women in agricultural development in rural Ethiopia. Her co-edited volume, What’s a cellphilm? Integrating mobile phone technology into participatory arts-based research and activism will be published by Sense in the Spring of 2016.