In a predominantly urbanized region such as Latin America, rural development is often seen as a major challenge. However, what happens when we have allies that bring us closer to the field? What about when we meet the perspectives of its inhabitants?
With this in mind, the Rural Youth Innovation Award in Latin America and the Caribbean launched the photography exhibition “Youth and Rural Development” last June. It was a result of a photo contest with the same name, held from October 2019 to January 2020, that aimed to select ten young talents who portrayed rural development.
After the selection, we promoted a series of trainings in Mobgraphy (photo and video on mobile devices) with the 10 finalists. Over the course of two months, young people from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru had classes and individual follow-up about the audiovisual production process. They thought of the stories in their region that they would like to tell, built their scripts, filmed and were responsible for editing their videos.
As a result, we invite everyone to watch the 10 short videos produced by the young finalists here.
Among these 10 productions, an evaluation committee composed of IFAD and the Award teams considered three outstanding. The authors of these three videos will have the opportunity to travel to the Award’s face-to-face events that will take place in 2021 (in Brazil and Colombia) with the winning initiatives of the Rural Youth Innovation Award. Check out the three productions below:
Elionardo Oliveira (Brazil)
Hazell Flores (Nicaragua)
Nicolas Cabrera (Argentina)
We thank you all for your participation!