Project Witness provides training and video cameras for local groups to use in their human rights advocacy campaigns. They have recently begun releasing these videos online. Check out US films like Outlawed, Rights on the Line, or The Day After Diallo, or focus your attention on the international scene: Between Two Fires dwells on Northern Uganda’s civil war crimes, torture, and refugee camps, Season of Fear deals with Burma’s internally displaced, and Witness to Truth addresses Sierra Leone’s attempt to replicate the South African Truth and Reconciliation model. Best of all, this simple strategy actually works.
(This is an old metafilter post of mine that never got any attention.)