The second in Open Cinema's workshops was developed and lead by Ed Webb-Ingall.
Ed's research looks to recover, reactivate and revive the history and practice of community video. Ed gave a brief account, from 1968 to 1981 of the development of a medium and moving image style that continued the tradition of direct cinema (cinema verité) although with radically different in form and content—that of community video making.
Supported by public funding, the community video movement enabled groups and individuals to use a media that was often used to misrepresent them - through broadcast television, to engage in new forms of collective self-representation. Video’s DIY possibilities was often a technology to encourage community organization.