As co-editors of the Video for Change Impact Toolkit and, more recently, convenors of the Environmental Impact Lab, EngageMedia is often asked questions about how films can create social impact. In this video, the three seasoned mentors of the Impact Lab explain what impact production is, and why it is important for filmmakers and video collectives to integrate impact campaigns into the film production process.
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EngageMedia interviews Impact Strategist Lina Srivastava on the importance of impact production for filmmakers and video collectives, and how it should not just be an afterthought in the process. Highlights of this interview can also be found in the video, What is Impact Production?, on Cinemata.
After three months of inspiring workshops, training, and masterclasses on impact production, EngageMedia’s first Video for Change Environmental Impact Lab has officially come to an end. Under the mentorship of three experienced impact producers and guest speakers, four video initiatives completed the Impact Lab with more impact production skills and knowledge to advance the impact campaigns of their video initiatives.
EngageMedia research consultant Indri Saptaningrum highlights the work of PuanIndonesia, a self-funded website dedicated to capturing the stories of women in their struggle for rights and justice.
EngageMedia sits down with Mong Palatino, Southeast Asia and Oceania editor of the community media website Global Voices, to talk about the threats to freedom of expression on the internet. Most importantly, we ask Mong: Is the internet still a safe space for us to freely express ourselves?
To commemorate International Seed Day, Cinemata, Freedom Film Network, and the Malaysian Food Security and Sovereignty Forum have curated a video playlist of six films on seed saving and its connection to the farmers’ struggles in Southeast Asia. The full playlist will be available for viewing from April 23 to 26, 2021. After this date, only select films will remain on Cinemata.
EngageMedia asks six Thai women from diverse backgrounds about how to deal with digital rights violations and, more importantly, how we can all contribute to make the Thai internet a better, freer, and more secure place. The article was originally published in Thai in The 101 World. We republish here select translations of the interviews.
Online gender-based violence (OGBV) is one of many attacks on our digital rights that have only worsened since the COVID-19 pandemic. In line with International Women’s Month, EngageMedia on 11 March 2021 held a webinar dissecting the connection between OGBV and digital rights in the Indonesian context.
What concrete actions can the international community do to support Myanmar’s fight for democracy? EngageMedia talks to prominent pro-democracy activist Thinzar Shunlei Yi on how exactly the military is using technology against protesters, and what kinds of support Myanmar civil society needs to continue their fight for democracy.