One exciting thing that is happening now is, one of our community producers is on a train to kashmir to shoot some videos for MTV. He is traveling with one of Video Volunteers’ trainers, and they will work together to produce short videos on the voices of Kashmiri youth for a new MTV program called MTV Iggy. It has always been one of our dreams that community producers could produce for the mainstream, and it is happening. The community producer who is going to kashmir, was himself affected by riots in 2002 based on religious conflict, in which 2000 Muslims were killed, and it will be thrilling for him to put his experiences into a regional context in South Asia — and of course into video. I will post the Kashmir videos here once they are done.
One other thing we’ve started is sending out monthly newsletters that feature one of the best ‘community videos’ made by our network in a long time. We’d love it if you’d sign up for our newsletters at www.ch19.org, and would send your feedback on the videos to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for all the support! Jessica Mayberry
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