Participatory documentaries, together to tell a story
In the midst of the pandemic, the NGO GVC - We World called on us to help them tell the story of the reconstruction and damage reduction process. We held a basic workshop on the us of action cams so that the people working on the project could show us what they were doing with their own eyes. After a year of collecting material, interviewing people, covering thousands of kilometres, comparing notes and discussing, we put the material together and came out "Side by Side - Together for a climate of change". Here you can watch the trailer
Narvaloo is a collective that creates documentaries by experimenting horizontal models of production and realization. For us, the basis of communication must be interchange between directors and protagonists, trying to bring together the point of view of those who live the story and the point of view of those who tell it, making the protagonists also and above all storytellers.A long road has brought us to this point. Documentary after documentary, project after project, working on all continents, tackling completely different stories, we decided to specialize in participatory documentaries.For us, participatory documentary is a practice that begins and ends collectively. It starts with meetings and debates, continues with workshops and laboratories, and ends with a documentary that a lot of people have worked on. It is a practice that we carry on. It has no defined structure, no specific rules. It is our attempt to give back a space that does not belong to us.