Video for empowerment and social change

a case study with rural women in Fiji

Usha Sundar Harris

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the role of community based media, specifically participatory video, towards building cohesive communities based on an ethnographic case study of a participatory video production workshop which the author conducted with rural women in Fiji. Community-centred media, it argues, can play a pivotal role in the reconciliation process in post-conflict societies such as Fiji. Through their engagement in message development individuals are able to dialogue and find ways of solving problems in their own communities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSouth Pacific islands communication
Subtitle of host publicationregional perspectives, local issues
EditorsEvangelia Papoutsaki, Usha Sundar Harris
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherAsian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) and Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University (WKWSCI-NTU)
Pages186-205
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9789814136082
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameAMIC Asian communication series
PublisherAsian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) and Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University (WKWSCI-NTU)

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