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This blog is part of Changing The Story’s #YoungChangemakers series. If you are a young person leading alternative actions for civil society building in the Global South and would like to be featured in the series, get in touch! Name: Moiz Khan Title of your video: My Story Age: 19 What 3 words describe...

Supported by the University of Leeds’ Global Challenges Research Fund allocation, in March 2018, Changing the Story PI, Paul Cooke, took part in a capacity-building project with school teachers in Kenya. The project is led by Professor Jane Plastow, supported by Dr Kimingichi Wabende and Dr Simon Peter Otieno (University of Nairobi Dept of Literature) in collaboration with the Kenyan...

Between 1975 and 1979 1.7 million Cambodians died of hunger, disease or were executed under the Khmer Rouge regime. During those four years, the Khmer Rouge sought to engineer a racially pure, classless, agrarian-based society, abolishing private property, prohibiting religion, and persecuting religious minorities. In 1979, Vietnamese-backed rebels overthrew the...

The “Tales of the Future: Senses, Creativity and the Arts of Survival in Colombia” is the focus of the Phase 1 Colombia project for Changing the Story. Find out more about what we’re doing in Colombia, our approaches, processes and aspirations. Tales of the Future: Senses, Creativity and the Arts of...

This project is called Mobile Arts for Peace (MAP). It wouldn’t be called that, unless there was a problem with peace. The cultural arts can make eachother human; it can make us feel eachother. I think this is the major problem today, that people don’t feel eachother. In the cultural...

The “Anlong Veng Peace Tours” is the focus of the Phase 1 Cambodia project for Changing the Story. Find out more about what we’re doing in Cambodia, our approaches, processes and aspirations. The core Cambodia strand team consists of Dr. Peter Manning (Co-Investigator, University of Bath) and Ly Sok-Kheang (Co-Investigator, Documentation...

“The Change Makers” is the name of the Phase 1 South African project for Changing the Story. Find out more about what we’re doing in South Africa, our approaches, processes and aspirations. The core South Africa strand team consists of Prof. Stuart Taberner (Co-Investigator, University of Leeds), Prof. Chaya Herman...

In May 2016, the Documentation Centre of Cambodia opened the Anlong Veng Peace Center. A new space based in the last stronghold of the Khmer Rouge, the Anlong Veng Peace Center is dedicated to memory, reconciliation, and peace building. It achieves these objectives through peace studies and genocide education. Peace will...

Prof. Paul Cooke is Centenary Chair at the Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures at University of Leeds, and Principal Investigator of Changing The Story. In this short blog, he outlines how his previous work in using participatory video with young people has led to the development of the...