It was an absolute delight to give this workshop in the context of the Hive International Short Film Days. The workshop delved into audio-visual media’s historical and contemporary use for political activism. From early film history to today’s protest movements, filmmakers have employed audio-visuality to convey political messages. The workshop examined the role of activist videos in challenging mainstream narratives, amplifying marginalized voices, and reshaping power dynamics. The workshop also addressed strategic video approaches, ethical considerations in documenting protests, and empowering individuals captured on camera. Participants with a background in filming or photographing protest scenarios participated and shared their insights, making the workshop a participatory exploration at the intersection of media, activism, and change.
Here are some Instagram posts from the workshop shared by colleagues and friends!