Video for Change: Previous projects

EM Asteki Workshop Pekanbaru - With students from Bahana Mahasiswa. Image from EM Flickr account.


In 2011, Engagemedia established a partnership with ASTEKI, a local television association in Indonesia to train its members across Indonesia about online video distribution and subtitling.

Bhinneka Tinggal Duka?

Bhinneka Tinggal Duka

Bhinneka Tinggal Duka? (Diversity Leaves Grief?) looks at the rising tide of religious intolerance in Indonesia. In 2012 EngageMedia partnered with a coalition of groups to run a film competition and produce a compilation of Creative Commons licensed videos and education materials for feminist, queer and diversity activists to use in their campaigns for greater tolerance.

Camp Chindwin

Camp Chindwin brought together 33 video activists, filmmakers and citizen journalists from Southeast Asia to a camp in Myanmar from 3-6 June 2015.

Camp Sambel 2 participants. Photo by: kstanphoto

Camp Sambel

EngageMedia has hosted two regional Southeast Asia video skills and networking events, bringing together activists from Southern Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, East Timor and West Papua.


Crossroads is a video advocacy initiative aimed at developing and strengthening the advocacy and documentation capacity of migrant workers, refugees and stateless persons and their support organisations.

28:23 Serangkai Kabar & Cerita (Episode 7: Women)

Dispatches EM TV

EngageMedia content is now being screened on TV! We are broadcasting our new TV show called “Serangkai Kabar dan Cerita” on several local TV stations in Indonesia affiliated with our local and community TV partners.

Khaw Than

A film screening, outreach and engagement program to develop understanding of minority rights in Myanmar.

Lingua Workshop, Kuala Lumpur


Lingua In partnership with Amara, we’ve enabled online subtitling of all of EngageMedia’s videos in 2012 and conducted a number of workshops across several countries to build a Southeast Asia network of human rights and environmental translators and subtitlers. In February 2012, EngageMedia went live

Cerita Buruh Migran

Migrant Worker Stories

In 2012 EngageMedia worked with Indonesian migrant workers and migrant worker advocacy organisations to build their capacity in video and online technologies. This involved a number of hands-on workshops in Kuala Lumpur and West Java. The result was an online and DVD compilation.

Moviemento visited Balikpapan


Collaborating with Transparency International Indonesia (TII), EngageMedia launched ‘Moviemento’, a video project to train youth communities campaigning on issues such as gender, the environment, social development, and culture. The youth would then produce their own videos with their perspectives on corruption.

Pilpres2014: Harapan Anak Muda Papua (The Hopes of Papuan Youth)

Suara Baru

Suara Baru (New Voices) invited young filmmakers to create video stories in order to understand youth perspectives on the elections, its candidates, and ultimately their hopes and aspirations of 2014 Indonesia’s Presidential Elections.

Traveling Projector

In May 2014, EngageMedia traveled over 18 days across the island of Java, Indonesia, to screen social justice and environmental videos in 11 different cities. The Traveling Projector tour aimed to bring our online outreach offline — directly to audiences to engage them in discussion on the issues highlighted in the videos.

Video Slam 2013: Remixing the 1965 State Propaganda Film

On September 2013, EngageMedia and Bandung arts group Common Room Networks Foundation brought together 18 video makers from Jakarta, Bandung and Yogyakarta to remix the 1984 film Penghianatan G30S/PKI, which depicts the historical events of September 30 to October 1, 1965.



In 2009 EngageMedia and Kunci Cultural Studies Center launched VideoChronic, a collaborative research project charting how activists are engaging with video technologies in Indonesia, addressing some of the issues of technology-mediated social movements, and exploring the potential and limitations of online video distribution.

WTO Unplugged!

The WTO 9th Ministerial Conference was held in Nusa Dua, Bali, on December 3 – 6, 2013. While thousands of journalists came from around the world to report on the meeting, independent journalists were not able to get media pass to cover the event inside the venue. In response to the WTO Ministerial Conference, EngageMedia held a Workshop and Alternative Media Center in Bali from 2-6 December 2013 for the Indonesian video journalists/activists who were not able to join the main conference.