Posted by: unhcragd | June 25, 2009

FilmAid’s Participatory Video Program in Kenyan Refugee Camp

FilmAid International is pushing the edges on what they call participatory video; involving community in producing dramatic films, talk shows, instructional videos and documentaries for social change.

In these videos…

Kakuma Refugee Camp Program Director Christopher Agutu gives an overview of the PV student program at the Kenyan camp:

Kakuma refugee students Stella Luka from Sudan and Mark Oloya from Sudan talk of their experiences as budding filmmakers with FilmAid:

Kakuma facilitators Catherine Anyango Ofwono of Uganda and Scisa Rumenge from Congo talk of the challenges and rewards of organizing the PV program:

And here is a compilation of films by Participatory Video Students:



  1. […] we profiled FilmAid international and their Participatory Video Program in Kakuma Refugee Camp in this blog post.   This week, the Huffington Post featured their own piece on the group – and videos […]

  2. […] in Nairobi and Kakuma Refugee Camp.  Click here to find the profile on the RUTV site.  And click here and here to find our original links on the topic. Reporters Uncensored (RUTV) is a weekly Web TV […]

  3. […] to Kakuma.  Kate is a film director and producer/editor trained by FilmAid International’s participatory video project. She created these films in September […]

  4. […] fled from her home in Uganda to Kakuma Camp in Kenya.  Since then Kate learned filmmaking with FilmAid International’s participatory video program.  22-year-old Kate is a talented director/producer/screenwriter/actor and now an instructor in […]

  5. […] Refugee Camp in Kenya.  In her 4 years of living in the camp she’s learned filmmaking from FilmAid international.  Click here for more of Kate’s story.   Kate premiered this film about her life in Kakuma […]

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