Participatory videos and Webdocumentary
In each country, the focus groups of youngsters involved have produced participatory videos, after receiving training on GCE themes, on media and video literacy and with the support of facilitators and video-making experts.
What is a participatory video for the MigratED project?
● All the phases of the video-making process are done collectively: design, script, writing, filming, editing;
● They are not made for the youngsters but by the youngsters, with the active participation of all the groups’ members;
● The distance between object and subject of the video is attenuated;
● They are based on the youth’s real life experiences or their fiction stories based on these questions: “Where is migration in your world? In your life, family, street or school?” “Find the diversity in everyone/everywhere”;
● They are able to deconstruct stereotypes and counteract negative narratives.
Within the MigratED project, the total of 51 participatory videos have been produced: 18 of them are the main part of the final MigratED Webdocumentary “The communities we want”, published and translated in the languages of the five countries involved within the project. The different stories in each country are collected together, creating one key message: the encounter and sharing among European young people and migrants, refugees, asylum seekers.
The webdoc is an important awareness raising and advocacy tool: it can be used for the replication of pilot educational activities, shared with stakeholders and policy makers, disseminated online in different communication channels, as well as screened in public events involving communities and citizens.