Girl-Talk-Girl: Gender-based Violence in Russia and the USA

In 2014 Footage Foundation was awarded a U.S.-Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program Award from the US State Department for the project entitled Girl-talk-Girl: Mobile Digital Storytelling from New York to St. Petersburg.  Since late 2014 this project has been developing a dynamic collaboration between American and Russian young women at-risk to gender violence in New York City and St. Petersburg. Through this project young women from these two large metropolises engage in an innovative program called mVoiceWorks©, which combines mobile digital storytelling and human centered design. The young women are producing and sharing mobile digital stories (1-4 minute multimedia narratives) which are serving as a platform to spark peer-to-peer dialogue exploring both unique and common experiences with respect to the GBV that is ever-present in the lives of urban young women globally. Starting late 2015 with further funding from the U.S. State Department we will be scaling this project in both cities — watch this space!

See our trailer to the micro-documentary below.