Our mission is to amplify the voices of youth as means of igniting change within themselves and their communities.
At Footage, we think that social change will only come about when all young people’s insights and lives are valued, that every young person’s story matters, and that every young person has the ability to bring about change.
Through the use of local technology, multimedia methods and tools (including digital storytelling, image, text, and other expressive media), we support young people so that their experiences are communicated, their voices amplified, and their solutions 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 they work with.
The fine print: Footage Foundation was founded by PhD students and colleagues from Cambridge University in 2008 with a burning commitment to educational, cultural, and social initiatives which would access youth voice and perspectives, as well as inspire people to be active participants in changing their local and global communities. Today we are a thriving 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit organization which prioritizes the voices, ideas, and skills of intensely marginalized young people and their communities. Our collective covers most regions of the world.
Share your voice, raise awareness of storytelling's capacity to spark transformation, and support us in expanding our innovative programming. We are asking, how do you feel when someone is brave enough to tell their story? Send us your photo. #AreYouBraveEnough?
CURRENT PROGRAMS & METHODS
Gender-based Violence in Russia and the USA
Funded by U.S.-Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program Awards from the US State Department, Girl-talk-Girl has developed a dynamic collaboration between American and Russian young women at-risk to gender violence in New York City and St. Petersburg. Through this project, young women from these two large metropolises engage in the mVoiceWorks© program, then produce and share mobile digital stories. Their stories serve as a platform to spark peer-to-peer dialogue, exploring both unique and common experiences with respect to the GBV that is ever-present in the lives of urban young women globally.
mVoiceWorks© is a unique participatory voice methodology that includes workshops, mobile digital storytelling, and (where needed) human-centered design. Contact us to learn more and find out if this method would suit your organization's needs.
This project is in development and focuses on the experiences and resilience of young women.
Mobile Learning and 4th World Youth
This initiative asks Indigenous and homeless youths 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.
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, youths were the active change-makers.
FOOTAGE FOUNDATION TEAM
Kristen Ali Eglinton, PhD
Executive Director and Co-founder
Muna Amr, PhD
Co-Founder & Board Member
Valeska Grau Cárdenas, PhD
Angeliki Triantafyllaki, PhD
INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL
Jerry Jennings, LMSW
Margaret Anne Maher
Omar Portillo, LMSW
Caldwell Bishop Communications
Gina Fontanini Media Production
Kristina Langhein Design & Branding
Simon Robinson, PhD Computer Science
Kathryn Weenig Impact Measurement & Marketing
Eric Salas Fundraising
Zoe Smolen Programs & Events
Lillian Parry Design Intern
Emily Batista Technology Intern
EXTERNAL BOARD MEMBERS
Richard Hickman, PhD
Fred Feingold, Esq.
Sharlene Swartz, PhD