Lights … camera … time to take action!

Lights … camera … time to take action!

10 July 2013 - 19 September 2013
Vietnam
High School students plan, perform and promote their own video clip to highlight issues related to traffic law compliance.

After receiving a crash, half-day course in film production, a group of rookie Vietnamese high school students were handed a video camera and given just seven days to create a high impact video clip related to traffic law compliance.

The object of this activity was to pass on information about traffic rules and regulations, with the aim of affecting young people’s decision making in the future.

This initiate was the first time that the students, from Ngo Si Lien High School in the Bac Giang province, had been empowered to plan, perform and promote their own creative ideas in this way - reaching the highest level of youth participation based on Roger Hart’s participation model.

At the end of the 7 day project, students had created a 20 minute video, which aimed to transmit the message to say “No to drink driving” and “No violation traffic law”. The finished product was then burned onto 36 CDs and distributed to every class in the school, so the work could be broadcast to a total of over 1200 students.
 

Testimonials

“I was very excited to participate in this activity because I had a chance to experience making a video. Before making the clip, we received a short course; this was very useful as I did not have any previous knowledge before the training. During the making process, it was quite demanding in terms of selecting the scenes, as it was difficult to select the scenes which matched the script. Once the clip was finished and we showed it to each class in school, having the other students recognise our work made us all so happy. Following this activity, I now have an idea to make another video based on how to do first aid for road accident victims, as I think people now are quite indifferent with road accident victims and also do not have the necessary first aid skills”

Argentina

Argentina

• 29% of 18 to 25 years-olds admitted to driving a car while drunk
• Between 34% -50% of people have been passengers alongside a drunk-driver in the last 3 months
• Many young people do not perceive drink-driving as a very serious risk

South Africa

South Africa

• Only 19% of young people surveyed knows the legal limit for drivers
• 30% of young people have recently been passengers alongside a drunk-driver
• 30% have felt in danger of being hit by a car when walking home after a night of drinking

Vietnam

Vietnam

• Traffic crashes are the leading cause of mortality and morbidity among young people in Vietnam
• A high proportion of young people admit to frequent drink-driving
• Half of the youth population had at least one road accident in the last three years