Oxfam have recently published two very different styles of video about life inside South Sudan camps. The first film tells a story of a mother in one of the camps by using a GoPro camera. It’s an interesting attempt at participatory video. On one hand it has produced some very realistic images literally from the refugee’s viewpoint. But I still wonder how much was directed and edited.
The other video concept I find more intriguing. It is the story of Elizabeth who again is based in one of the camps. Elizabeth is not on Facebook, but someone has posted the kind of things she might post if she was. It’s a nice idea but somehow it doesn’t work for me. What I do like though is that Oxfam are experimenting with different styles of storytelling. Neither of these videos will have cost much to produce and I hope they continue tell stories with innovative approaches.by