Resources on Participatory Video and Participatory Methods

Participatory Video

Insights into Participatory Video: A Handbook for the field. Lunch, N.; Lunch, C. 2006.

A Rights-Based Approach to Participatory Video: toolkit. Benest, G. 2010. InsightShare: Oxford.

Community Screening for Participatory Video – A Guide. Benest, G. 2013. InsightShare: Oxford.

The Handbook of Participatory Video. 2012 ed. by Milne E-J., Mitchell, C., and De Lange, N. Lanham MD: AltaMira Press.


Community documentaries and participatory video

Muniz, S.  Participatory development communication: between rhetoric and reality. Glocal Times. No 15, 2010.

Garthwaite. A. PLA Notes 38. June, 2000.

Plush, T. Participatory video and citizen voice – We’ve raised their voices: is anyone listening? Glocal Times. No 22/23 (2015). Pages 1-16.

Plush, T. Interrogating Practitioner Tensions for Raising Citizen Voice with Participatory Video in International Development. Nordicom Review. 36 (2015) Special Issue, pp. 57-70. Journal article

Participatory Video: A Practical Approach to Using Video Creatively in Group Developmental Work.
Robertson, C. and Shaw, J. 1997. Routledge: London & New York.

Communication for Another Development: Listening Before Telling. Quarry, W.; Ramirez, R.: Zed Books: London & New York.

Participation – A Promise unfulfilled? Building Alliance between people and government: Action Research for Participatory Representation. Braden, S.

Participatory Video and PRA: Acknowledging the politics of Empowerment planning.
Johansson, L. 1999. in: Forests,Trees and People, Newsletter No. 40/41, December 1999, pp. 21-23.


Participatory Video as a documentation tool

Lunch, C. 2006. Leisa Magazine, March.

Participatory Video: Images that Transform and Empower. White, S. (ed) 2003. Sage: London.

Participatory Video: Rural People Document their Knowledge and Innovations.

Lunch, C. World Bank IK Notes. No. 71, August 2004.

Stuart, S., & Bery, R. (1996). Powerful Grass-Roots Women Communicators: Participatory Video in Bangladesh. In J. Servaes, T. Jacobson, & S. White, Participatory Communication for Social Change (pp. 197-212). New Delhi: Sage.

Bessette, G. (2004). Involving the Community. A Guide to Participatory Development Communication. International Development Research Centre:


Participatory Methods

Participatory Learning and Action. A Trainer’s Guide. Pretty, J.; Guijt, I.;Thompson, J.; Scoones, I. 1995. IIED: London.

Participatory Workshops. A sourcebook of 21 sets of ideas and activities. Chambers, R. 2002. Earthscan: London.

Games For Actors and Non-Actors. Boal, A. 1992. Routledge: London & New York.

Visualisation in Participatory Programmes. How to Facilitate and Visualise Participatory Group Processes.

Salas, M.A.; Tillmann, H. J.; McKee, N.; Shahzadi, N. 2007. Unicef Bangladesh.

Servaes, J. (1996). Introduction: Participatory communication and research in development settings. In J. Servaes, T. Jacobson, & S. White, Participatory Communication for Social Change (pp. 13-25). New Delhi: Sage.

Gumucio Dagron, A. (2001). Making Waves. New York: The Rockefeller Foundation.

Bery, R. (1999). The Discovery Principle: A Participatory Approach to Training. In I. White, The Art of Facilitating Participation (pp. 229-244). New Delhi: Sage.

Participatory Learning and Action. Mapping for change: practice, technologies and communication.
April 2006. IIED: London.

Participatory Learning and Action. Practical Tools for community conservation in southern Africa.
December 2006. IIED: London.

Participatory Learning and Action. Immersion: learning about poverty face-to-face. December 2007. IIED: London.

Participatory Learning and Action. Towards empowered participation: stories and reflections.
June 2008. IIED: London.


Websites and online groups

PV Net –

Specific article by Nick Lunch on PV:


Better Participatory Video Practice (webinars and resources)


Participatory Methods