Nadiya Shafi, in South Africa, Video4Change Grassroots Gathering

On October 9th, 2019, InsightShare, with the support of EngageMedia, Video Volunteers organized Video4Change Grassroots Gathering in Cape Town, South Africa. Participants from all over the communities who are fighting for their culture, land, and resources, came together to address, discuss these issues and to create an impact collaboratively and creatively. 

Nadiya Shafi, our Community Correspondent, from Jammu and Kashmir got a beautiful opportunity to travel to South Africa and attend the 4-day Grassroot Gathering.  

"In the heart of the wine farms, of Boschendal, Stellenbosch, several activists, video makers, and members of different organizations united at Bartha Retreat. It was amazing to see people around me, who are coming from different cultures, history, and diverse knowledge.

Insight share in partnership with Video4change spoke a lot about the importance of participative video. A tool that can create an impact, facilitate dialogues, and enhance learnings across communities. We always think why video story is significant, or why even a video is important? It's because a video is like a mirror of any society. A video story is unadulterated and we can let the rest decide what is wrong and what is right." said Nadiya. 

Watch the video of the five-day gathering of grassroots video practitioners in Boschendal, South Africa.

To learn more about the event, click here.



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