<videovortex> found channels: slum-tv.info
jay.dedman at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 12:58:07 CET 2008
On Jan 26, 2008 6:45 PM, Geert Lovink <geert at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> The foundation of SLUM-TV SLUM-TV wants to documents the lives of the
> people in the slum and to reevaluate these lives through the camera. A
> camera always attracts attention. Our partners from the slum film and
> document the life in Mathare. The small movies are then shown in public
> places in Mathare, like a newsreel. In Mathare, there exist a variety
> of self-established cinemas. Mostly American and African films and
> European football is shown there. Analogous to weekly news-shows in the
> early age of television our partners want to show their contributions
> in these cinemas, and maybe to charge a small entree fee in order to
> finance videotapes and other material.
we did a similar project in Pune, India last year:
We taught a group of guys to videoblog, and they posted weekly stories
of street characters.
It was a very grassroots effort as documented on the about page:
We paid for the equipment, built the site, and taught them to videoblog.
The Indians shot, edited, and posted videos on their own.
I like Swajana because you can contact the creators directly to ask
917 371 6790
More information about the videovortex