Voicing Hidden Histories

From January 2017 to December 2017, academics, filmmakers, creative practitioners and NGO professionals worked with communities in Brazil, India and South Africa to create a series of short co-produced films exploring their experiences as members of marginalised communities living in three very different contexts. The projects were part of a wider project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council Global Challenges Research Fund that considered the role of filmmaking in the BRICS countries as both a tool for national soft power strategies and a potential opportunity for communities that felt themselves to be marginalised from this national narrative to co-create new narratives of memory and resistance. As a result of these projects, three very different sets of films of made with young people in each country. Check out the different Yarn pages below to find out more about each project, its processes, outcomes and impact.