Uniting media-makers and activists to promote social change
Our theory of change is that powerful, well-crafted storytelling is central to social movements and quests for justice, and that it is necessary to create alternative media ecosystems to deliver those narratives. Now through SolidariLabs we want to structure our knowledge and experience into a model designed to share our media craft and strategies with key actors in social justice movements, and open a space where filmmakers and activists can build relationships of lasting trust and generate collaborations around shared issue areas.
SolidariLabs consist of a high-threshold application process, followed by a 5 day transformational workshop in which filmmakers, artists, activists, movement actors, NGOs, and other social justice professionals come together. The focus of the Lab is networking, building a cross-discipline coalition in the country that the Lab takes place in.
SolidariLabs creates a set of conditions–conditions for emergence–where people with different professional backgrounds and life experiences can connect over a shared vision of social change.
SolidariLabs will combine a relational space, in which authentic relationships can emerge, with a professional space, in which artists and activists can create a shared knowledge base around a human rights issue, working towards the three simultaneous goals of developing capacity, building a coalition, and cultivating leadership potential among the individual participants.