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David Chung Leads Human Rights Video Workshop in Myanmar

Photo by Nick Danziger 

Stamps Professor David Chung will lead a workshop in Myanmar aimed at producing short films that address human rights and/​or environmental issues for advocacy purposes.

The Video Storytelling Workshop will be held for the third year in Yangon on 9 – 18 May 2016. The event is collaboration between the British Council in Burma, Human Dignity Film Institute (HDFI), the University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design (USA) and the outreach programme at Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy (CHRA). The event receives support from the Oak Foundation.

Visual Storytelling Workshop seeks to provoke debate about the impact of films and videos in addressing human rights abuses and to empower young people by turning stories into powerful documentaries and videos that can raise awareness, change public perceptions and ultimately promote social change. 

The main focus is to provide participants with a better understanding of what makes a good story, how can urgent social issues be incorporate into a short film and how to use it to influence social change and promote justice and democracy.