Activists Convene in Burundi to Talk Video Advocacy

Bujumbura/Burundi. September 16-18, 2014 — WITNESS is bringing together a broad range of organizations to discuss and learn how video is used to create social justice. Several of the participating groups include: Search For Common Ground (Bureau Regional – Kigali, Rwanda), Ligue pour la Solidarite Congolaise (Goma, RDC) TRIAL (Burundi), INFLATABLE FILM (Kigali, Rwanda), Kwetu Film Institute (Kigali, Rwanda), Local Voices (Bruxelles, Belgique).

The convening aims to provide a strong communication platform for the groups to share experience around video advocacy and best practices by developing a collaborative framework of “video/film for social change”. It will also discuss the challenges and constraints encountered by activists in the field, and explore collective strategies to address them.

The convening will also serve as a platform to strengthen alliances and dialogue between the groups. Most of the breakout sessions and plenaries center on the intersection between human rights and video advocacy in the region.

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