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Workshop on Camera Skills

Durban Community Video Collective and Sjoerd can Grootheest workshop on camera skills, Saturday 14th May, UKZN Howard College, Memorial Tower Building room MTB B3

For More Information contact : Pamela Ngwenya,
perichardson@gmail.com
www.malingaproductions.com






To establish a video resource centre & skill base at the CCS for the purpose of creating powerful social and educational media tools.

(1) CCS Wired re-edition (DVD and online version)
(2) Initiating CCS contribution to online video message platform -(production of 5 short videos)
(3) CCS video production skills training workshops, 10 days training 10 CCS people in Video production & community video facilitation.



Films by Pamela Ngwenya & others

Contemporary Struggles of Umkhumbane Youth
Pamela Ngwenya

This was a participatory video project with all filming and directing done by the youth of Umkhumbane volunteers. A one-day workshop was carried out in November 2009 by Pamela and Sinini Ngwenya. The group wanted to make a film communiating the struggles that they face in their community. The project is ongoing. Please contact Dr. Pamela Ngwenya via malingaproductions.com for more information.
www.vimeo.com/8888901?ab

Women of Chatsworth: xenophobia and our community
Pamela Ngwenya

Women of Chatsworth: xenophobia and our community from Pamela Ngwenya on Vimeo.


This was a participatory video project with all filming and directing done by the 'Women of Chatsworth' volunteers. A one-day workshop was carried out by Pamela and Sinini Ngwenya to address the issue of xenophobia and this short film was what the group decided to say about it. The project is ongoing. Please contact Dr. Pamela Ngwenya via malingaproductions.com for more information.
www.vimeo.com/8884653?ab

Sicela Umusa Community Garden
Pamela Ngwenya

This participatory video was the outcome of a student research project conducted for a course at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, 'Sustainable Cities and Development', taught by Pamela Ngwenya. Students Mcebiseni Bhengu, Noluthando Ndlovu, Mbaliyethhu Gumede, Halalisani Khoza and Thobani Khomo, supervised by Pamela Ngwenya, facilitated the project with four community garden farmers in KwaMashu, Durban, South Africa.
Thanks to Jack Harris for music: jackharrismusic.com malingaproductions.com
www.vimeo.com/7531919?ab

Women Speak Out: Crises of Crossmoor and Westcliff
Pamela Ngwenya

Women Speak Out: Crises of Crossmoor and Westcliff from Pamela Ngwenya on Vimeo.



This was a participatory video project with all filming and directing done by the workshop participants, from Crossmoor and Westcliff communities. A one-day workshop was carried out primarily to address the issue of xenophobia and this short film was what the group decided to say. They convey their own struggles and suggest the underlying social problems that contribute to the xenophobia that simmers beneath the surface in South Africa's under-prividged communities. The community video project is ongoing. Please contact Dr. Pamela Ngwenya via malingaproductions.com for more information.
www.vimeo.com/10373800?ab

Centre for Civil Society: youth video workshop
CCS Video workshop participants

Centre for Civil Society: youth video workshop from Pamela Ngwenya on Vimeo.


This was a participatory video project with all filming and directing done by the workshop participants. A one-day workshop was carried out by Pamela and Sinini Ngwenya as part of the Centre for Civil Society's 'Crises and the Commons' Colloquim in November 2009. The youth video workshop was supposed to address the issue of xenophobia, but the participants chose instead to focus on community development. This short video was the result of participants' first attempt at using a camera and putting a short filmn together.
www.vimeo.com/8890097?ab

Durban Reality Tour
Pamela Ngwenya

Durban Reality Tour from Pamela Ngwenya on Vimeo.


On 4th November 2009, the Centre for Civil Society at the University of KwaZulu-Natal led a tour of Durban that conveys the gritty reality faced by ordinary Durbanites. This video documents the highlights of the tour, including the 'toxic' South Durban Industrial Basin, the tented community of Crossmoor and, on a more positive note, the development of an organic community garden and biodigester in the township of Cato Manor.
www.vimeo.com

14 Good Reasons to Save Vetch's Beach
Pamela Ngwenya

This is a short campaign video presented by the Save Vetch's Association, in support of their efforts to protect a valuable recreational and fishing area in Durban from a large scale development. The video charts '14 good reasons' to save Vetch's beach. see savevetchs.co.za
www.vimeo.com/10863171

Chatsworth Sewing Project
Pamela Ngwenya

This is a participatory video and was facilitated by the Centre for Civil Society (CCS) Community Video Collective in November 2010. The video was filmed and directed by the sewing group and documents their inspiring project in Chatsworth, Durban.
http://www.vimeo.com/17462949

Cato Crest Primary School Food Garden
Pamela Ngwenya

This is a participatory video and was facilitated by the Centre for Civil Society (CCS) Community Video Collective in November 2010. The video was filmed and directed during a 4-hour workshop by the children of Cato Crest Primary School and documents their inspiring food garden project.
www.vimeo.com/17462632

More than a market
Pamela Ngwenya

More than a market from Pamela Ngwenya on Vimeo.


This community video gives voice to the traders of the Early Morning Market in central Durban. The 100-year old market has been under threat of demolition since 2009, with developers hoping to build a mall on the site.
www.vimeo.com/15589360

Soundbites on Xenophobia
Pamela Ngwenya

Soundbites on Xenophobia from Pamela Ngwenya on Vimeo.


This video was put together as part of the 'Crisis and the Commons' Colloquium convened by the Centre for Civil Society, University of KwaZulu-Natal, in Novermber 2009. Delegates contributed their thoughts on how the problem of xenophobia could be addressed in South Africa
http://www.vimeo.com/10374692

Student Protest UKZN
CCS Video workshop participants

This video was made by students as part of a 4 day short course in video production, held at the Centre for Civil Society, University of KwaZulu-Natal. During this time, a protest took place on campus, in opposition to the prohibitive expense of higher education in South Africa.
www.vimeo.com/10174839

UKZN Contract Workers' Struggle
CCS Video workshop participants

UKZN Contract Workers' Struggle from Pamela Ngwenya on Vimeo.


This video was made by students as part of a 4 day short course in video production, held at the Centre for Civil Society, University of KwaZulu-Natal. During this time, a meeting of the UKZN Workers' Forum took place on campus, in opposition to the low pay and lack of benefits experienced by contract workers at the University. Key issues addressed were the outsourcing of contracts and the use of labour brokers.
www.vimeo.com/10373739

Refugee Life: Conversations in Durban
Members of the Durban Mission Church

This is a participatory video, filmed and planned entirely by members of the Durban Mission Church. The group was composed of mainly Congolese immigrants and they decided to make a short film presenting their personal experiences, as foreigners, of living in South Africa.
http://www.vimeo.com/10863477

Fishing for Justice: the Struggles of Durban's fisherfolk
Pamela Ngwenya

Short video documenting the voices of Durban's fisherfolk and conveying their plight. Presented by the Centre for Civil Society.
www.vimeo.com/10840958

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