The Video4Change Network is currently exploring the impact of short form, low-budget social change film. The key output of this work is the Video4Change Impact Cookbook, a guide to designing for impact within Video for Change initiatives. Currently in Beta, the final version will be released in late 2017. Below you can find blog posts that explore the 'impact field' and inform the development of the Cookbook.

In our previous posts, we examined two seminal reports on the social impact of documentary films. The Fledgling Fund's 2008 "Assessing Creative Media's Social Impact" introduced a framework in which compelling stories create social change by...
In the second installment of our "Dimensions of Impact" series, we look at reports on the impact of social documentaries written by the Center for Media and Social Impact (CMSI) at American University. Founded by Patricia Aufderheide, the center...
Over the past several years, there has been growing attention focused on understanding and measuring the impact of social issue documentary films. This conversation has been driven by institutions in the U.S. and U.K., such The Fledgling Fund,...
In early 2013 the video4change network began a research project in collaboration with MIT's Center for Civic Media and Open Documentary Lab to explore the impact of Video for Change, with a focus on the approaches prevalent in the network. Those...
In this post Becky Hurwitz reports on an interview with Brian Conley and Steve Wyshywaniuk, from Small World News (http://smallworldnews.tv/), one of the V4C.org network members. Becky asks Small World News about how they define and understand Video...
In this post, we highlight the findings of the Video for Change Impact Research. The Video for Change Impact Research Summary Report is available for download.In 2012 and 2013, the video4change Network began investigating the opportunities and needs...
Title: How to Build a Fence in HebronVideo by B'TselemThis case study was prepared by Julie Fischer, Research Assistant to the Video for Change Impact Research and Intern at the MIT Open Documentary Lab. This was based on the interview she conducted...
This report was prepared by Julie Fischer, Research Assistant for the Video for Change Impact Research and Intern at the MIT Open Documentary Lab. This is based on the interview she conducted with Yoav Gross, Director of the B'Tselem Video...
Video: Cultura Libre - What Do You Think Open Access Culture Is?As discussed in the companion report to this case study, digital empowerment-focused nonprofit SocialTIC is not yet engaged with formal methods of measuring or assessing the impact of...
Julie Fischer interviewed Alberto Ramîrez Martinell from SocialTIC. This post shares the results of that interview.About SocialTICSocialTIC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering people through technology. They are based in Mexico City...

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