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 We raise voices to elevate lives.

At Footage, our mission is to amplify the voices of youth as means of igniting change within themselves and their communities. 

Through the use of local technology and media arts, we support young people so that their experiences are communicated, their voices are amplified, and their solutions are acted upon to inspire sustainable transformation.

We also partner with amazing organizations, helping them harness and capture the stories and experiences of the young people whom with they work.

The fine print: Footage Foundation was founded by PhD colleagues from Cambridge University in 2008 with a burning commitment to educational, cultural, and social initiatives that access youth voices and perspectives as well as inspire young people to be active participants in changing their local and global communities. Today, we are a thriving 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit organization prioritizing the voices, ideas, and skills of intensely marginalized young people and their communities. Our collective covers most regions of the world.

CURRENT PROGRAMS & METHODS

 
 
 
 

mVoiceWorks

mVoiceWorks© is a unique participatory voice methodology used in our programs that includes workshops, mobile digital storytelling, and (where needed) human-centered design. 

 

 

Her{connect}Her:Narratives and Connection among Young Refugee and Migrant Women

This program engages young refugee and migrant women worldwide in empowering narrative workshops. Through story sharing, Her{connect}Her cultivates participants' innate agency, belonging, and resilience while fostering compassion and empathy among local and global communities. Hope, dignity, and community are significant themes as this project prioritizes young women as experts on their needs and agents of change while offering them an inclusive network. For this work, Footage was granted a Vodafone Americas Foundation Give Away Award. Thus far, Footage has provided Her{connect}her in Sweden, France, Greece, and the UK.

 

Girl-talk-Girl: Mobile Digital Storytelling and Gender-based Violence

Through this project, young women at risk of gender-based violence (GBV) engage in mVoiceWorks©, then produce and share mobile digital stories based on their lived experiences. Their stories serve as a platform to spark peer-to-peer dialogue internationally, exploring both unique and common experiences with respect to the GBV that is ever-present in the lives of young women. 

United States and Russia:

From 2014-2016, funded by two awards from the US State Department, Girl-talk-Girl developed and scaled a dynamic collaboration between young women in New York City and St. Petersburg.

Ukraine:

With funding from the United States Embassy in Ukraine, Footage will be implementing Girl-talk-Girl with young women internally displaced from Crimea and Eastern Ukraine later in 2017.

FUTURE PROGRAMS

Mobile Learning and 4th World Youth 

This initiative asks Indigenous and homeless youth in two communities to develop a mobile application to reengage them in education. This project envisions young people as innovators, entrepreneurs, and educators. Contact us if you are interested in investing in this project.

PAST PROGRAMS

Homeless Youth Voice

This participatory multimedia project accessed the voices, skills, and tenacity of homeless youth in London, Vancouver, and New York City. Through this project, youth were trained as multimedia researchers and digital story-makers, received job references, and earned a stipend as they developed a deeper understanding of their lives and the lives of their peers. In this project, youth were the active change-makers.

FOOTAGE FOUNDATION TEAM

 

FOUNDERS

Kristen Ali Eglinton, PhD
Executive Director & Co-founder

Antonina Tereshchenko, PhD
Co-founder & Board Member

Muna Amr, PhD
Co-Founder & Board Member

Valeska Grau Cárdenas, PhD
Co-Founder

Angeliki Triantafyllaki, PhD
Co-Founder

INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL

        Alia Al-Hazeimi, PhD GCC Regional Director

        Bela Belojevik

Kathryn Davies

Brian Finnerty

Jerry Jennings, LMSW

Margaret Anne Maher

        Elana Needle, PhD

Omar Portillo, LMSW

Robert Stephen

Keith Williams

 

CORE CONTRIBUTORS

Emily Batista Technology Intern

Theodora Biney-Amissah Volunteer Coordinator

Caldwell Bishop Communications

Gina Fontanini Media Production

Alanna Jamner Development Consultant

Kristina Langhein Design & Branding

Casey McCarthy Advocacy, Media, & Partnerships

Lillian Parry Design Intern

Simon Robinson, PhD Computer Science

Eric Salas Social Media & Arts Content

Zoe Smolen Programs & Events

Kathryn Weenig Impact Manager

Svetlana Zakharova Girl-talk-Girl Russia Project Coordinator

EXTERNAL BOARD MEMBERS

Fred Feingold, Esq.

Richard Hickman, PhD

Mark Pollaci

Sharlene Swartz, PhD

Michele Tilyou