We think Video is one of the best way to demonstrate your stories,

Establishing shots

  • Footages people doing their livelihood, how they interact in the community,
  • Footages of the ecosystem and landscape show scenery and what sort of biodiversity is present
  • Footages of destruction show the facility (highlight any structure that emits pollution like smokestacks or dischage pipes, show gates of the facility where the name of the comapny can be seen)

Interview shots

  • Interview footages of identified community leaders, focus on their face and facial expressions
  • Interview with experts it can be scientists, other organizations doing advocacy work there, financial experts. Don’t forget to include shots of them doing work and encourage them to provide visuals for their explanations.


  • Footages of how coal plants impact the community and ecosystems in the area
  • If there are any old photos of a specific place that has been impacted you can do a before and after shot of it

Community Action footages

  • If you can arrange to have your shoot while they are doing activities that are related to their anti-coal campaign (meetings, teach-in, forums, awareness raising, protests, dialogues)
  • Ask if the community has pictures/videos of past actions

Call to action/appeal to the audiences

  • Do they know of a way that others can help them
  • Ask them of their demand

The ideal length of a documentary video is at 3 mins maximum.

Ideal file format is mp4 with a minimum of 720p definition

If possible have English subtitles

Here is the Sample Video: