What is it about?
In this publication, we introduce readers to Collaborative Filmmaking, which is a participatory research method in which participants are trained to create, analyze, and screen their own films to address a research question. We also share a case study to help illustrate the six steps of the method, and discuss strengths and challenges associated with the method.
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Why is it important?
This new and innovative method builds upon previous work in visual methods, arts-based research and ethnographic filmmaking, and brings the strength of visual methods to the field of public health. The method is participatory in nature, in which participants not only create their own films, but they also support researchers with analyzing their own footage, and voice their views on the best approaches for sharing the results as an advocacy or awareness raising tool. This new method will allow public health researchers to develop a more nuanced and sensory understanding of health behaviors and beliefs.
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This page is a summary of: Collaborative Filmmaking: A Participatory, Visual Research Method, Qualitative Health Research, July 2020, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/1049732320941826.
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The Collaborative Filmmaking website features supplementary materials, videos and a handbook for implementing the method.
Introduction to Collaborative Filmmaking
This short film gives an overview of the 6 steps of Collaborative Filmmaking, and displays footage created by a group of participants in far-west Nepal about their menstrual practices.
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