We often look at the issue of unlawful detention "after the fact." What are the ways citizens with rights can get ahead of the game? How can those at risk use film and social media platforms to create a Preventative Profile on their terms?
In the same way Kickstarter requires users to tell comprehensive stories through text, photos, and videos--what if we created a social platform for those at risk of unlawful detention to tell their life stories on a site called Preventative Profile?
Individuals would build out their profiles in order to show a complete and open view of who they are and what they do. In the same way we have friends on Facebook or receive recommendations on LinkedIn, Preventative Profile could allow teachers, bosses, colleagues, friends, and families to vouch for an individual.
Imagine someone "at risk" is travelling, users could build on their profile with up-to-date videos and status updates to serve as current testimonials. This could serve as both a means to keep a live feed on an individual's whereabouts for families and as a way to proactively inform the local community and human rights defenders of the cases of those "at risk." Perhaps HRD's and lawyers could comment on an individual's profile-providing specific suggestions to help users stay informed of their rights.
In the case that an individual is unlawfully detained, their Preventative Profile could become a campaign home page. Families and supporters could use the stories, videos, and status updates to create awareness and as material to connect with human rights defenders to ask for help.