Individuals from the Met Film School alumni have embarked on an exciting and challenging project working with human rights organisation Videre est Credere: Seeing is Believing. Videre est Credere is an initiative which equips those in oppressed communities with video cameras and provides training to individuals, enabling them to document human rights violations as they occur. This content is carefully distributed to chosen organisations that are best-placed to influence change.
Born from the Camera Distribution Project at Israeli Human Rights organization B’Tselem , Videre est Credere work towards exposing otherwise untold human rights violations and empowering individuals using the medium of film. Videre est Credere was set up following the success of the Camera Distribution Project – an intervention programme in the occupied Palestinian territories, which was influential in reducing the violence against Palestinians. The footage gained by the Camera Distribution Project helped initiate police and military investigations and served as evidence in litigation and petitions before the Israeli Supreme Court. The footage was also featured prominently on Israeli, Palestinian, and international news media.
Ex-Met Film School students are currently working with Videre est Credere, editing footage and assisting the team to find powerful images and sequences that can work to further change in oppressed communities around the world. Videre est Credere is a growing organisation and the scope for the impact of their projects is huge, we look forward to seeing the result of their and our graduates’ work.
For more information on Videre est Credere head to their website.