For the second time in September, EngageMedia was in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, this time promoting our work and presenting our curated session of videos from Papuan Voices at the Freedom Film Festival 2012. The seminal festival is organised by our partners KOMAS, and will continue to run in 7 other locations till the end of October.
Filmmaker Wensi Fatabun and myself were present to participate in a post-screening discussion, where questions and comments were raised regarding the contents of the films, as well as the socio-political situation in West Papua. Wensi was also video interviewed by MalaysiaKini (http://www.malaysiakini.tv/video/24444/freedom-film-festival-2012-is-more-than-indie-films.html).
We also reached out to other attendees with an information booth, distributing our postcards, posters, and stickers. Thanks to our continued work in Malaysia, many seemed to already know of our organisation, while others were curious to find out more.
And we’ll be back in Kuala Lumpur in November to conduct a workshop on video distribution and online subtitling. If you’re an activist, filmmaker, journalist, student, or active citizen, please contact and sign up.