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PROJECTS

"Very positive, enlightening and informative. Showed the importance and influence of the area of human rights and film making."

"A really wonderful and inspirational experience. The lecturers were friendly, helpful and approachable. I learnt a lot and came away inspired to further pursue the area of advocacy, human rights and film."

"Really interesting and enjoyable. All sessions were relevant to me and fulfilled my expectations. Facilitators were qualified to lead their sessions, insightful and inspiring. Overall a brilliant initiative, well organised and very useful."

Latest Events

October 29, 2016 - Venice, Italy

CHINA'S POSSIBLE FUTURES:

INDEPENDENT CINEMA AND HONG KONG

One-day event on the role of the documentary and fiction in the cultural and political contentions in Hong Kong.

December 7 -10, 2014 - Amman, Jordan

DIGITAL MEDIA, HUMAN RIGHTS AND CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL CHANGE 

The event focus on the role of social media and internet in the initiation of the Arab Spring.

March 2015, 2014 & 2013 - London, United Kingdom

CINEMA & HUMAN RIGHT DAY

The annual March event at Birkbeck University of London seeks to provoke discussion and debate about the impact of cinema in documenting political struggles and exposing human rights abuses.

May 9-18, 2016 - Yangon, Myanmar

3rd VIDEO STORYTELLING WORKSHOP 

EXPLORING HUMAN RIGHTS & ADVOCACY

10-day practical workshop in Yangon aimed at producing short advocacy films on human rights and environmental issues.

April 26-30, 2016 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

DOCUMENTARY STORYTELLING  &

ADVOCACY WORKSHOP 

5-day workshop addressed at community leaders from Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan on how to turn stories into powerful documentaries that advocate for social change.

November 11-13, 2015 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

1st DOCUMENTARY & ADVOCACY WORKSHOP

5-day practical workshop on storytelling techniques, exercises and project pitch on a short human rights video for advocacy purposes.

June 1-5, 2015 - Yangon, Myanmar

2nd HUMAN RIGHTS, VISUAL STORYTELLING AND ADVOCACY WORKSHOP

5-day workshop on the impact of films and videos in addressing human rights abuses, demonstrating through visual storytelling how to turn stories into powerful videos, public service announcements and documentaries that advocate for justice and democracy.

Picture People organises trainings,  workshops and events in selected regions of the world in association with local film festivals, academic and cultural institutions. These events are primarily aimed at local students, filmmakers and activists and develop different aspects on the connection between film, digital media and human rights using both a theoretical and practical approach.

We have run a variety of workshops and events in the United Kingdom, Jordan, Burkina Faso, China, South Africa,  Ethiopia,  The Philippines and Myanmar. We continuously expand our network of partnerships with the aim to reach to places and communities where human rights film activity is most relevant but lack space for young people to learn, share stories and ideas, and produce effective human rights films that makes a difference.

LATEST EVENTS

November 12 -22, 2018 - Myitkyina, Myanmar

5th VISUAL STORYTELLING WORKSHOP 

FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

11-day practical workshop in Myitkyina in Kachin State in Northern Myanmar aimed at producing short advocacy films on social issues affecting the local communities.

September 26, 2018 -  Fundamental Rights Forum,Vienna, Austria

CALL2ACTION:THE POWER OF IMAGES FOR STORYTELLING 

One day session on how to  develop a strong narrative through stills and moving images to  creatively communicate human rights. 

March 17-22,  2018 - Quezon City, The Philippines

MEDIA AND FILM FOR HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY

6 - day capacity building workshop on the use of film and media for human rights advocates.

December 4,  2017 - Pretoria,  South Africa

AFRICAN CINEMA AND HUMAN RIGHTSFR

One-day seminar in Pretoria exploring how filmmaking and film culture on the African continent interact with human rights discourses.

May 8-18, 2017 - Mandalay, Myanmar

4th VIDEO STORYTELLING WORKSHOP 

EXPLORING HUMAN RIGHTS & ADVOCACY

11-day practical workshop in Mandalay in Upper Myanmar aimed at producing short advocacy films on issues affecting minority groups.

October 29, 2016 - Venice, Italy

CHINA'S POSSIBLE FUTURES:

INDEPENDENT CINEMA AND HONG KONG

One-day event on the role of the documentary and fiction in the cultural and political contentions in Hong Kong.

January 28 - 30, 2016 - Hong Kong, China

3rd SUMMER WORKSHOP ON

CINEMA & HUMAN RIGHTS

3-day seminar on the impact of films in exposing human rights abuses and affect change.

May 9-18, 2016 - Yangon, Myanmar

3rd VIDEO STORYTELLING WORKSHOP 

EXPLORING HUMAN RIGHTS & ADVOCACY

10-day practical workshop in Yangon aimed at producing short advocacy films on human rights and environmental issues.

April 26-30, 2016 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

DOCUMENTARY STORYTELLING  &

ADVOCACY WORKSHOP 

5-day workshop addressed at community leaders from Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan on how to turn stories into powerful documentaries that advocate for social change.

November 11-13, 2015 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

1st DOCUMENTARY & ADVOCACY WORKSHOP

5-day practical workshop on storytelling techniques, exercises and project pitch on a short human rights video for advocacy purposes.

June 1-5, 2015 - Yangon, Myanmar

2nd HUMAN RIGHTS, VISUAL STORYTELLING AND ADVOCACY WORKSHOP

5-day workshop on the impact of films and videos in addressing human rights abuses, demonstrating through visual storytelling how to turn stories into powerful videos, public service announcements and documentaries that advocate for justice and democracy.

March 2015, 2014 & 2013 - London, United Kingdom

CINEMA & HUMAN RIGHT DAY

The annual March event at Birkbeck University of London seeks to provoke discussion and debate about the impact of cinema in documenting political struggles and exposing human rights abuses.

June 9-13, 2014 - Hong Kong, China

2nd SUMMER WORKSHOP ON CINEMA &

HUMAN RIGHTS

5-day workshop on the impact of the independent films in China in promotion of human rights issues and in the campaign for justice and democracy.

December 7 -10, 2014 - Amman, Jordan

DIGITAL MEDIA, HUMAN RIGHTS AND CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL CHANGE 

The event focus on the role of social media and internet in the initiation of the Arab Spring.

July 30 - August 9,2014 - Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

MICROSTORIES

10-day practical workshop on the production of a series of  4 minute films addressed to young African filmmakers.