A LEGACY ON WHICH TO BUILD
The following is a personal perspective on how the Fogo Process evolved
in Newfoundland and Labrador in the late 1960s and early ‘70s, and a
description of some of the methodologies and key principles that became a
part of it. The Fogo Process was a seminal participatory communications
initiative that empowered people through the use of film (and later video).
Some 30 years after it created considerable “buzz” as an innovative
participatory tool, the Process may be more iconic than understood, but
not because it is no longer relevant. Incorporating participatory
communications components, built on the legacy of the Fogo Process,
could significantly strengthen many current development initiatives.