EngageMedia’s work on digital safety and security, video for change, and the Tech Tales digital rights film collection will be featured at the 11th edition of RightsCon on June 6 to 10.
The Thailand premiere of Tech Tales was celebrated ahead of International Fact-Checking Day last April 2, an apt time to turn a critical eye on disinformation, censorship, and other key digital rights issues in Thailand and in the Asia-Pacific.
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.
To celebrate EngageMedia’s 17th anniversary, Tech Tales, a collection of eight films that highlight human rights stories in the digital age, is now available to watch on Cinemata.