environmental background
political dimension
socio-cultural dimension
making Sharing Paradise
about us


Participation did not come like a miracle. Although most of the people supported the project, there were many challenges in various stages of the project. Just like any other development projects, the process of making this participatory video had to be adapted to the culture and interests of the people. This chapter will elaborate some of the factors that influence the degree of participation and initial reluctance.  

In this chapter :
Getting the fishermen involved
Sharing Paradise: Living in a tangled web of relationships

Also in this section:

The making of Sharing Paradise
The making of Sharing Paradise: An anthropologistís footnote

What is a participatory video?

Ethnic and religious dimensions:
America, the evil empire
Chinese, the emperor of the market

Patron-client relationships and the participatory process

Language dimension

Reflections by the filmmaker




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