How to Film Protests – Mobile Phones & Cameras


Duration: 5m

This video is the first part of a five-part How to Film Protests series. The series is geared towards those who use mobile phones or cameras to document human rights violations, testimonies, or other issues to create change. It covers the steps to take before filming.

WITNESS helps people use video and technology to protect and defend human rights.

The majority of the world’s population now has a camera in their pocket. People everywhere are turning to video to document and tell stories of abuse. But all too often, they are not filming safely or effectively, and their videos don’t make a difference.

We identify critical situations and teach those affected by them the basics of video production, safe and ethical filming techniques, and advocacy strategies.