Whether it is a life-saving informational video on cholera or a Charlie Chaplin masterpiece, we believe that films can change lives. With giant screens attached to the side of trucks, or a television set up under a tree, FilmAid’s Mobile Cinemas bring the power of film to the people who need it most.
An intensive, facilitated community workshop using film as a starting point for an in-depth conversation around a critical issue. Film is an incredibly powerful tool for the spread of information and education, but it is at its most effective when used in partnership with community dialogue and facilitated training. FilmAid’s Video Based Workshops take films produced within a given community and use them as a launching point for a trained, local facilitator to lead a discussion on issues critical to the audience. By breaking down the film – Which character did what? What could they have done differently? – the audience learns from each other as well as from the facilitator and the film itself. Through these intimate workshops, sensitive issues ranging from sex and gender based violence, maternal health, HIV/AIDS awareness or simply the importance of mosquito nets, can be discussed openly and in depth.
Typically a Video Based Workshop will have an audience of 20 to 30 individuals and will target a specific group – a youth group, women’s group, victim’s group or community elders, for example.