The Profile Project

The Profile Project is an experiment in ad hoc collaboration in the international development sector. Short video profiles will showcase the human rights work being done on the ground in Battambang and screened at the Shine Human Rights Festival on December 10 2009.
The Profile Project works like this:

  1. International volunteer writes up an idea for a video
  2. Cambodian volunteers here in Battambang gather the footage for it
  3. International volunteer edits the video together and sends it over for the Human Rights Day festival in Battambang.

The project provided Human Rights-based documentaries on local the local NGOs

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
The Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association
Phare Ponleu Selpak
Pteah Teuk Dong
Khmer New Generation Organization

While the selection of NGO participants was fraught with difficulty, the project was a success with the five completed documentaries being shown at the Shine festival.