Stories from the Stage is your opportunity to hear from brilliant projects and inspirational individuals making positive things happen where they live.Following on from the Reporting Earth summit and bursary initiative from Falmouth University, a place where journalists can study a climate reporting beat and explore innovative ways to reach new audiences, we catch up with a couple of the Bursary winners as they share their ideas and initiatives.
InfoNile is a cross-border group of geojournalists with a mission to uncover critical stories on water issues in the Nile River Basin through data-based multimedia storytelling. They seek to bridge the gap between scientists and researchers, journalists and the public, in order to increase mutual awareness of water issues. They provide story grants, training and mentorship to journalists across the Nile Basin to help them conduct in-depth stories on issues of water, environment, biodiversity and climate change. They highlight stories of solutions that are working to solve issues such as climate change and wildlife trafficking in local communities.
What does the climate crisis look like through her eyes?
The mainstream narrative forgets to showcase how climate change is impacting women around the world. We don’t need just a green recovery, but a gendered one. This project engages with women worldwide from environmental activists to filmmakers and the films will ask, what does climate change mean to you as a woman? Through her eyes will take the viewer through a journey of women’s experiences using a collaborative filmmaking methodology.
Pauline Blanchet is a filmmaker and audio producer interested in urban areas in the midst of change. As a documentary film director, she explores the perceptions and effects of external forces such as digital infrastructure, corporate re-generation programmes, and international sporting events on local habitants. Her previous work has also looked at the global sex workers’ rights movement, representations of refugeehood, the climate crisis, and child migration. She is particularly interested in the impact of participatory/collaborative video in filmmaking.