Project News

“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...

“Mobile Arts for Peace” is the name of the Phase 1 Rwandan project for Changing the Story. Find out more about what we’re doing in Rwanda, our approaches, processes and aspirations. The Mobile Arts for Peace (MAP) project supported by partners Mashirika Creative and Performing Arts, Aegis Trust, Kwetu Film...

As part of the Kosovo strand of the AHRC project ‘Changing the Story’, our key partner from the fields of arts and civil society in Kosovo and members of the Bournemouth University team (Research Centre: Seldom Heard Voices: Marginalisation and societal integration), have been kindly invited by the award-winning Dorset-based ‘The Complete Freedom...

Three months into our project, and following our first project meeting in November 2017, we have produced a Theory of Change for Changing The Story which summarises our approaches and aspirations for the project as each country strand gets underway. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be introducing each project strand...

From 13 – 15 November 2017, Changing the Story conducted its first project meeting in Leeds, UK. The meeting was part of a wider series of events called ‘Voicing Hidden Histories’, produced by the University of Leeds’ Centre for World Cinemas & Digital Cultures (CWCDC) and Leeds International Film Festival...

Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. — Albert Einstein Over the next four years, Dr. Ly-Sok Kheang and colleagues from the Documentation Centre of Cambodia (DC-Cam) will be working with Dr. Peter Manning (University of Bath) to explore intergenerational memory within the context...

From 13-15 November 2017 our interdisciplinary, international research team will meet as a collective in Leeds, UK to further develop the first phase of activity and formally launch the ‘Changing the Story’ project. We are delighted that this launch will be part of Leeds International Film Festival (LIFF) – the...