One of the main problems faced by civil society actors is the lack of visibility for their work. When it is considered that shared videos on social media are one of the most widespread tools that are used to “get one’s point across”, it can be argued that Hope Archive is a platform that provides visibility for these struggles.
Besides, the database visitors state that best practices in the archive help them rethink their practices. “The Hope Archive showed us these are stories of hope and helped us understand how to situate our practice within this large geography of hopelessness.”
The Center for Spatial Justice organizes video marathons to have more videos since April 2019. These are 3-day workshops and civil society members are expected to come to these workshops with a more or less developed idea. One or two-minute videos are produced at the end of the workshop. These workshops are used as a method to add more videos to the Hope Archive. On the other hand, groups that did not participate in these workshops can also upload their videos.
Civil society organizations can continue the relations that have established at these workshops and come together for projects that are independent of the Hope Archive. In other words, it can be suggested that these video marathons help create a solidarity network. For example, a non-governmental organization that fights against child abuse developed an idea to shoot a documentary on child abuse by considering alternative ways to create funding for the project and started to work on it with the help of this workshop.