Participatory Arts for Health Improvement (India)

This project aims to document the innovative practices of civil society organisations (CSO) for youth engagement and health improvement in a post-conflict setting. Using participatory methods and audio-visual tools, this project supports youth in Nagaland state in India to utilise film-making techniques for capacity building and advocacy. Led and co-produced by young Naga researchers at The Kohima Institute (TKI) and supported by young filmmakers and CSO volunteers, this project will generate a documentary film consolidating three-five case studies of CSOs’ arts-based interventions with youth in Nagaland.

Combining an arts and humanities perspective with a global health approach, this project will showcase how locally relevant models are generated and applied to address sustainable development and health goals (SDG), particularly SDG 3: “ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all.” By linking TKI researchers with young filmmakers and CSO volunteers, this project will ensure peer-support for researchers whilst ensuring a balance between gender and skills sets. Key stakeholders— community leaders and young men and women from CSOs, will be active collaborators in the project, through their participation in the initial design and later feedback meetings.

The documentary film is intended as an advocacy tool for youth mobilisation and showcasing CSOs’ arts-based community development interventions amongst young people in Nagaland. For wider impact beyond the project duration, further dissemination will be done in cooperation with local filmmakers through low-cost DVD sales and social media campaigns across Nagaland. In partnership with relevant policymakers, faith-based bodies and youth organisations, informal screenings will be arranged in colleges, churches and other spaces where youths gather, and viewers’ feedback collated via text messages and social media. The film will promote amongst audiences, reflection on key issues facing Naga youth and help carry community voices to the policy level.

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Credit: The Kohima Institute

Credit: The Kohima Institute

Credit: The Kohima Institute

Project Location

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Nagaland

Participatory Arts for Health Improvement in North East India is a Changing the Story Phase 2 ECR project


Resource Archive

Search or browse the resource archive for films, reports, toolkits and other resources produced by the Changing the Story and its commissioned projects. Items relating to India are listed below:

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#CTSFilmScreening: Participatory Arts for Health ImprovementBlog (2020/01/23) #CTSFilmScreening: Participatory Arts for Health Improvement, , , , event india phase2 changemakers locationblog language-english
‘Striving for Survival (Final)’ introStriving for Survival is directed by Keduokuolie Pienyii and is being screened as part of the Changing the Story Online Film Festival.Keduokuolie Pienyii, , event india locationfilm language-english
Chief District Administrator (Wayanad District)Tribal Education Methodology (TEM) is designed to have a meaningful intervention into tribal education and state curriculum of Kerala. Unlike earlier initiatives that promoted alternative educational models that ran parallel …, , , , , , , india phase2 locationfilm language-english sdg-1-poverty sdg-10-inequalities sdg-17-partnerships sdg-4-education sdg-5-gender
Consolidation, Learning and Evaluation in AsiaProject Principal Investigator, Sreenath Nair The South East Asia Consolidated Learning project will work across a selection of the existing CTS portfolio of projects to draw out key lessons learnt, …Dr Sreenath Nair, , , , , cambodia india malaysia nepal phase2 locationfilm subject-reflections
Case Study: A State of Mental Wellbeing Through ArtBlog (2020/08/11) Case Study: A State of Mental Wellbeing Through Art, , , , india phase2 changemakers locationblog language-english subject-wellbeing
The Big PictureBlog (2019/04/25) The Big PictureChloe Brooks, , india locationblog language-english subject-policy
Tribal Education Methodology Theatre Workshop (extract)Tribal Education Methodology (TEM) is designed to have a meaningful intervention into tribal education and state curriculum of Kerala. Unlike earlier initiatives that promoted alternative educational models that ran parallel …, , , , , , , , , event india phase2 locationfilm language-english sdg-1-poverty sdg-10-inequalities sdg-17-partnerships sdg-4-education sdg-5-gender youth
Onru NillavaTribal Education Methodology (TEM): Sustainable Education through Heritage and Performance is a Phase 2 Large Grant project in India. Watch the final project film, ‘Onru Nillava.’, , , , , , , india phase2 locationfilm language-english sdg-1-poverty sdg-10-inequalities sdg-17-partnerships sdg-4-education sdg-5-gender
‘Diary of a recovering drug addict’ introRaginie Duara introduces the documentary short ‘Diary of a Recovering Drug Addict’.Raginie Duara, , , , event india locationfilm language-english sdg-10-inequalities sdg-3-health-and-well-being
Historical Research as an Advocacy Tool in IndiaThis is an Accepted Manuscript version of chapter 9 of the book ‘Participatory Arts in International Development’ published by Routledge/CRC Press on 29 August 2019. The final version of each …Dakxin Bajrange, William Gould, india locationarticle language-english
Tribal Education Methodology Co-Researchers and CollaboratorsTribal Education Methodology (TEM) is designed to have a meaningful intervention into tribal education and state curriculum of Kerala. Unlike earlier initiatives that promoted alternative educational models that ran parallel …, , , , , , , , india phase2 locationfilm language-english sdg-1-poverty sdg-10-inequalities sdg-17-partnerships sdg-4-education sdg-5-gender youth
#CTStakeover : Participatory Arts for Health Improvement in IndiaBlog (2020/01/03) #CTStakeover : Participatory Arts for Health Improvement in India, , , , event india phase2 changemakers locationblog language-english
Dr Smriti HaricharanDr Smriti Haricharan was invited to Praxis first Nexus event in Lebanon ‘ Heritage for Global Challenges’ because of their role as Postdoctoral Researcher on the AHRC-GCRF project ‘The politics …Dr Smriti Haricharan, PRAXIS, , , event india lebanon locationfilm language-english
Mobility Fund Report, 2020In 2019, Changing the Story (CTS) launched a Mobility Fund, offering financial support of up to £1000 designed to enhance the mobility and professional development of CTS grantees based in …, , , , , , , , bosnia-and-herzegovina colombia india nepal south-africa venezuela locationreport language-english subject-policy youth
First Steps in Film-MakingBlog (2019/07/07) First Steps in Film-Making, , , , event india phase2 locationblog language-english subject-reflections
Deborah SuttonDr Deborah Sutton was invited to Praxis first Nexus event in Lebanon ‘ Heritage for Global Challenges’ because of their role as Principal Investigator on the AHRC-GCRF project ‘Urban Heritage …Dr Deborah Sutton, PRAXIS, , event india locationfilm language-english
PUBLICATION LAUNCH! Changing the Story: Our Third YearBlog (2021/05/21) PUBLICATION LAUNCH! Changing the Story: Our Third YearAisha Kayani, , , , , , , , , , cambodia colombia india kosovo phase2 south-africa changemakers locationblog language-english subject-covid19 subject-participatory-arts youth
Heritage, Mental Health and WellbeingReport from PRAXIS & the UK National Commission for UNESCO on Heritage, Mental Health and Wellbeing. The report features key insights, recommendations, and case studies from Dr Karina Croucher, Dr …Dr Francesca Giliberto, PRAXIS, , , , , , heritage-strand india praxis locationreport sdg-10-inequalities sdg-17-partnerships sdg-3-health-and-well-being sdg-4-education subject-wellbeing
Filmmakers from The Kohima Institute: Our Changing the Story journeyBlog (2019/12/19) Filmmakers from The Kohima Institute: Our Changing the Story journey, , , india changemakers locationblog language-english subject-reflections
Case Study ‘The Happiness project: Reflecting on my journey’Blog (2020/08/11) Case Study ‘The Happiness project: Reflecting on my journey’, , , , india phase2 changemakers locationblog language-english subject-reflections
Learning to shoot – videography masterclass for the Changing the Story Team, KohimaBlog (2019/10/14) Learning to shoot – videography masterclass for the Changing the Story Team, Kohima, , , , india phase2 changemakers locationblog language-english subject-reflections
Sharing India’s Hidden HistoryBlog (2018/02/13) Sharing India’s Hidden HistoryAbhishek Indrekar, , india changemakers locationblog language-english
Project Update: Tribal Education Methodology (TEM)Blog (2020/07/04) Project Update: Tribal Education Methodology (TEM)Dr Sreenath Nair, , , india phase2 locationblog language-english subject-covid19
WPS1 FINAL Post Participatory Arts for the Post Development EraThis first working paper “Post-Participatory’ Arts for the ‘Post-Development’ Era” is co-authored by Professor Paul Cooke and by Inés Soria-Turner. It represents some initial work undertaken during an international seminar …Inés Soria-Donlan, Prof Paul Cooke, , , , , brazil india locationlanguage-english sdg-10-inequalities sdg-16-institutions sdg-17-partnerships sdg-4-education
Participatory Arts for Health Case studyThe research project is a collaboration between the University of Leeds and The Kohima Institute and aims to build the research capacity among indigenous young people in the region of …, , , , , india phase2 locationlanguage-english sdg-10-inequalities sdg-17-partnerships sdg-3-health-and-well-being sdg-8-work

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