The animated film ‘My Clouded Mind’, which was selected for the Toronto Animation Arts Festival International, was born out of Indonesian filmmaker Annisa Adjam’s advocacy against sexual harassment in the digital era.
Thai filmmaker Vijitra Duangdee was inspired by Malay Muslims’ resistance to government surveillance in insurgency-hit Southern Thailand and how they became biosecurity rebels against the state.
In ‘Panulukan’ (Crossroads), Filipino filmmaker Richard Soriano Legaspi explores the concept of truth as mediated by technology, and how digital platforms abet the legitimisation of state violence and corruption.
Realising that there is much to learn from past efforts at creating independent online networks, Australian filmmaker Andrew Garton documents the history of pre-web social justice networks and what today’s internet can learn from such a system.
Inspired by a Cambodian rapper’s refusal to back down under government pressure, Jackson Brook’s short film hopes to show the dangers of the Cambodian government’s clampdown on critical voices.
‘Appa and His Invisible Mundu’ director: Explaining critical digital privacy issues through animation
Concerns over the Indian government’s moves to undermine citizens’ digital privacy, and the need to raise awareness in an engaging way, inspired filmmaker Varun Kurtkoti to use animation as a storytelling medium.
The Malaysian government’s clampdown on free expression online using the Communications and Multimedia Act compelled documentary filmmaker and journalist Yihwen Chen to make ‘The Offensive Internet’.
The director behind ‘Black Out’ shares how the Tech Tales film was created to combat widespread disinformation and fear mongering by the Myanmar junta in the aftermath of the 2021 coup.