Participatory Budgeting Project

Category: Commissioned Films



Participatory Budgeting Project | 2013-2016 | 4 minutes

Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. It gives ordinary people real power over real money, letting them work with government to make the budget decisions that affect their lives.

This short introductory video was made in collaboration the Participatory Budgeting Project and meerkat illustrator and animator Raj Kottamasu. It’s used in community assemblies around the United States to serve as an introduction to this unique process.

To learn more about Participatory Budgeting and get involved visit –

Director – Zara Serabian-Arthur, Jay Arthur Sterrenberg
Producers –Zara Serabian-Arthur, Jay Arthur Sterrenberg
Editor – Jay Arthur Sterrenberg
Cinematographers– Jay Arthur Sterrenberg
Animation –Raj Kottamasu


More films from this collaboration

How would you spend one million dollars? | How to do outreach for PB | How to organize a PB Assembly |  How to organize a PB Vote | Get out the vote