As a filmmaker in South East Asia, I have immersed in the lives and cultures of indigenous communities and built close, trusting relationships that have allowed me to capture, through film, the stories of marginalised ethnic-groups. As a video adviser & trainer, I have given training in all aspects of video-production to staff from Human Right's Defender Organisations (HRDO's) as well as to refugee and migrant communities along the Thailand/Burma border. The following are examples of films I have made, or that have been co-produced by people I have trained, worked with and supported, using a participatory approach to filmmaking. This technique enables communities and groups to come together, explore issues that concern them, be creative, have fun, and feel empowered to tell their own stories in their own ways and share important messages with a wide global audience. Most organisations I work with have very limited resources and access to filming and editing equipment.