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 Eastern Ukraine later in 2017.

Chile:

With funding from the United States Embassy in Chile, Footage will be implementing Girl-talk-Girl with first generation women students in the School of Psychology at Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile.

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.