Poverty and Shame in Uganda (VIDEO)

By Elaine Chase & Robert Walker (United Kingdom) What is it like to live in poverty? Our research, carried out with colleagues in the United Kingdom, China, India, Norway, Pakistan, South Korea, and Uganda, found that shame is an important part of the experience of poverty in all these countries. Using this research, we have…

Poverty and Shame in the UK (VIDEO)

by Elaine Chase and Robert Walker (United Kingdom) Working with colleagues in China, India, Norway, Pakistan, South Korea and Uganda, we have recently completed research funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) in seven countries, including the UK. The study found that shame is an…

Losing Fear

[vimeo https://vimeo.com/75099286 width=”800″ height=”450″] This video was originally posted as part of the Unheard Voices project. “UNHEARD VOICES tells the story of how men and women living in extreme poverty can transform our societies and contribute to building a fairer world. In Dakar, youngsters from a very poor neighbourhood rally to transform an environmental disaster into…

Hatred to Your Home

By: Derek Horton (United States), reproduced courtesy of DCTV Derek’s film recounts his struggles growing up in East New York faced with muggings, violence and people who discourage his ambitions. He fears that his neighborhood will prevent him from achieving his dreams, but is determined to succeed. For more info on PRO-TV, DCTV’s youth media…

The House Without Dignity

“Chiapas has a large indigenous population.  78% of its people are considered poor, and 30% live in extreme poverty.  The Millennium Development Goals are incorporated into the constitution of the state of Chiapas. “In 2013, Participate documented the views of indigenous people on how the Millennium Development Goals have affected their lives.” Video reproduced courtesy…

Seeds of Hope

By: YouthFX (United States) Seeds of Hope is a short documentary film about a mother determined to turn tragedy into hope and her struggle to bring positive change to her neighborhood in the South End of Albany, NY. The film was produced as part of the 2010 Youth FX summer film program in Albany, NY,…

Participatory Video

By: Matt Davies (Mexico) A multitude of communication tools exist within the world of NGO advocacy, especially through multi-media and social networking sites, but how can these also be an opportunity for people in extreme poverty to get their views across? I was recently at a workshop in La Paz, Bolivia, to learn about Participatory…