Getting Ready To Make A Human Rights Film: WITNESS How-To

WITNESS is a human rights organization that uses video to open the eyes of the world to human rights violations.
We created this toolkit to help you to use video more effectively in human rights and advocacy work. It's designed for human rights activists and advocates, filmmakers, journalists and citizen journalists around the world.
"Before Filming" helps you prepare yourself and the people you're working with to:
- identify the goal of your video
- link your video to action
- understand consent
The other parts of the toolkit cover what to do when you are filming, and how to use your film or footage after you've shot it.
The other parts of the toolkit cover what to do to prepare for filming, and how to film safely and effectively.
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