I’m back from a three days trip inside the Niger River inner delta. The objective of this mission, which I conducted with the staff of Wetlands International Mali Climate Change Project, was to achieve a participatory video with Noga village community in the Dialoubé rural commune.
Before going to the delta, we initiated the project field staff to carry out a participatory video.
When we arrived in Noga, September 15, we found a community highly motivated and enthusiastic for doing participatory video. They had already selected three men and two women for this activity. We began by initiating these people in video shooting and writing a story. Then, the community chosed the topic on which the film was to be achieved.
The Noga community made a film about the restoration work which the project has performed in their village.
Before we left the village, we projected on screen, the video they produced themselves.
To make this work, we used my Sony camera, my Sony photo camera (the one Jhein and I bought in July in Amsterdam) and a photo camera Lumix from Wetlands. All these materials produce the AVCHD video.
After one day break, we must go to the Konna area (north of Mopti) for doing the second participatory video. I will edit the two films once the shooting ended.