After the amazing day of the screening in which the church at Matindi school was absolutely jam-packed with excited school-children (it must have been 200+ pupils easily), village elders and other local dignitaries, we all returned to the UK. I then spent some time putting the finishing touches to the videos e.g. polishing the sound mix (so that all the interviews were at the right level) and adjusting colour levels. I also created a subtitled version as Julia, my wife and Catcher Media Social producer, said that it wasn't always easy to understand what was being said (after I'd been in Malawi three weeks it all seemed perfectly clear to me) and made a few changes based on feedback from DAPP in Malwai.
So for your enjoyment:
The Film: https://vimeo.com/123403447
The film with subtitles: https://vimeo.com/123427661
and some behind-the-scenes comments: https://vimeo.com/123427662
Please remember these films are under Creative Commons Attribution so please credit the makers and the organisations involved:
This participatory video project is a collaboration between the Open University, Catcher Media Social, Humana People to People and its local member organisation, DAPP Malawi.
This film was made by Gaison Liwonde, Clement Meso, Luciano Mwachilira, Grace Mwakanema, Henry Joseph NG'ombe and Michael Nyondo.
With support from Dr. Alison Buckler and Dr. Chris High from THE OPEN UNIVERSITY, Rick Goldsmith from CATCHER MEDIA SOCIAL, Olga Guerrero from HUMANA PEOPLE TO PEOPLE and Gift Vasco from DAPP MALAWI.