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Into the Public Eye: Video Journalism Support Tactics

I propose creating a network of video journalism that supports, brings attention to and interviews escaped/ released detainees and their families much like the Invisible Children movement supported child soldiers in the Sudan.

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I propose creating a network of video journalism that supports, brings attention to and interviews escaped/ released detainees and their families much like the Invisible Children movement supported child soldiers in the Sudan. I feel that the lack of support for these actions comes from the fact that it's effects are rarely seen first hand by anyone with the ability to help.

Short films, YouTube uploads and video blogs could be used to bring strong attention to this cause. The notion of creating something shocking, compelling and viral to spread the word instantly comes to mind. Experience with the Occupy Wallstreet movement shows that people don't typically remain inactive when rallied by evidence and emotion.

What kind of resources are needed to get this idea off the ground and/or support it over time?

PEOPLE: Would be essential. The entire movement is surrounded by peer support. TIME: Depending on the medium, time would vary. Documentary- Maximum Time Short Film/ Creative Awareness Project Video Blog- Minimum Time NETWORKS: Networks would grow as awareness develops, but may be essential to find subjects to cover and expose. MONEY: Like time this could very depending on the level of involvement. Traveling to make a documentary would involve more resources than video blogging.

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Jeroen Veen Meena Kadri

How could this idea also be adapted to work in low-tech situations?

The movement could be downgraded to be purely spread by word of mouth and video blogging. Volunteers could travel to the countries and record small amounts of footage with camera phone or low grade cameras... just enough to show the injustice and rally support.

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