December 2009

India's Mines in the Sacred Mountain

 
/ December 21, 2009

An impassioned invective by Arundhati Roy speaks on behalf of the Dongria Kondh people in south Orissa. Their bauxite-rich ancestral hills, worth around $4 triliion,...

The Fascinating Innovators of Brazil Community Arts and Culture

 
/ December 14, 2009

– Jessica Mayberry During our month in Brazil working on our new project VCU.br, my partner Stalin and I met with more than a dozen...

Community media in Brazil – first impressions

 
/ December 14, 2009

– Jessica Maberry A mural in the favela made by local residents associated with the community arts organization CEDECA in Grajau, Sao Paulo. Political and...

When a Small Organization Works in a New Country

 
/ December 14, 2009

– Jessica Mayberry For Video Volunteers, starting a project in a new country (Brazil, where we have just started a program focused on video as...

Video Volunteers launches in Brazil

 
/ December 14, 2009

-Jessica Mayberry How can the disadvantaged earn a living from their creativity? Why are nearly all the “base of the pyramid” micro-businesses supported by microcredit...

Exercises in community video entrepreneurship

 
/ December 12, 2009

– Jessica Mayberry My partner Stalin and I are seated in the video laboratory of VCU.br in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with VV’s nine Video Fellows....