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Don't Kill Live Music (Melbourne S.L.A.M. rally)
— March 10, 2010
On 23 February 2010, coinciding with the 34th anniversary of AC/DC's famous "It's A Long Way To The Top" film clip shoot down Swanston Street, S.L.A.M. (Save Live Australia's Music) is protesting in support and celebration of Victoria's music scene, where new liquor licensing conditions threaten to pull the plug on live music.
Earth Hour 2010 Melbourne
— April 09, 2010
On Saturday 27 March 2010, couple hours before the Earth Hour, people of Melbourne got together in Federation Square for the screening of "Home", a documentary by Yann Arthus-Bertrand featuring unique footage from over 50 countries, seen from the air. Then at 8.30 pm, we watched the Melbourne City skyline go "lights off" for an hour. Other entertainment for the night was provided by Hissy Loco on ukulele and fire twirling by Concentrate.
Of Fowls and Men
Dina Purita Antonio-Jufri
— July 07, 2009
Indonesia’s long-standing romance with the be-feathered species is deeply rooted in its people’s socio-economic and cultural existence. It is a thing of legends, source of income, object of amusement, at the core of traditional rituals and shrouded with mysticism and magic.
2019 World Day for International Justice
Films shed light on pressing digital rights issues in Myanmar
— December 19, 2018
EngageMedia, along with the Myanmar ICT for Development Organization (MIDO) and Phandeeyar Innovation Lab, organised a film screening and discussion on 16 December 2018 in Yangon. The films showcased the everyday struggles of Myanmar people in fully exercising their human rights online.
Filmmaker Jason Soo and other #Freedomflotilla activists stopped by Israeli Forces
— July 30, 2018
Israeli Navy intercepted an activist boat sailing under a Norwegian flag carrying medical aids towards Gaza.
The Net is Under Threat
— December 03, 2008
Community advocacy group GetUp is running a new campaign against Australian Federal Government plans to censor what we view on the internet. The ‘Save the Net’ campaign is gaining momentum, with over 55,000 Australians having already signed a petition to Communications Minister Senator Conroy voicing their outrage over the Government’s ill-considered ideas.
EngageMedia needs a new home in Melbourne!
— January 13, 2009
The EngageMedia team has outgrown its current office space. We're now looking for a bigger place to park ourselves and we need your help! If you know of any available office space in Melbourne we'd love to hear from you.
Plumi 0.2.3 released
— January 21, 2009
Following the release of Plumi 0.2.2 last month, EngageMedia’s tech team is pleased to announce the release of a new version of its video-sharing application, Plumi 0.2.3. This new release includes several bug-fixes, and some minor improvements to templates. It also incorporates improvements to the transcoding framework to include transcoding of Flash video files.
Featured Filmmaker: Chi Too
— February 05, 2009
Chi Too from Malaysia is a tree-hugger with a video camera and EngageMedia's feature filmmaker for February. After a long childhood obsession with the leatherback turtle, he was deeply disturbed to learn that it was near extinction when he was 12. It was then that he realised that something was very wrong.
Featured Filmmaker: Seelan Palay
— March 09, 2009
Seelan Palay from Singapore describes himself as an “artist and activist”, his films having a strong focus on the socio-political climate in his home country. One of his most notable works is a 45-minute video exploring the reality of authoritarian Singapore.
EngageMedia is hiring!
— March 10, 2009
Do you want to work with EngageMedia? We currently have two positions available: 1. Coordinating Editor 2. Indonesian Training and Projects Coordinator. EngageMedia is a video sharing, free software and skills building initiative focussed on social justice and environmental issues within the Asia-Pacific region. Both positions offer a rewarding and flexible working environment and the opportunity to contribute to our overall organisational aims.
Featured Filmmaker: Maruli Sihombing
— April 01, 2009
Maruli’s videos are about the social and political injustice that occurs almost everywhere in Indonesia. He mostly works with communities who suffer from violence enacted by the State or other authorities. His motivation is to give these communities an outlet to express their feelings and thoughts.
Poison Fire: Oil and Gas Abuse in Nigeria
— January 13, 2010
The Niger Delta in Nigeria is an environmental disaster zone after fifty years of oil exploitation. One and a half million tons of crude oil have been spilled into the creeks, farms and forests. Natural gas contained in the crude oil is burnt off in gas flares that produce as much greenhouse gases as 18 millions cars and release toxic substances in densely populated areas.
Krishan's J Town
— January 27, 2010
Let there be a new dawn of hope for Sri Lanka's Tamil people, as they vote in the presidential elections. Let Krishan's J town be a reminder of their sufferings...'engga nidii illai'
Last descent - Upper Meander River (Tasmania)
— October 16, 2007
In July 2006 two paddlers set off at daybreak to paddle the upper section of the Meander River knowing that it may be their last chance to see this free-flowing river before a dam is constructed. However it was already too late - dam construction had commenced and as the paddlers emerge from the dim light of dawn they find the river turns into a construction site where workers - already busy early on a saturday morning - evict us from the river due to safety concerns.
Pemburu Flu Burung (Bird Flu Hunter)
— October 07, 2009
A story of a PDSR (Participatory Disease Surveillance and Response) officer in Lampung, on her work, family and risks of the deadly H5N1 virus. Indonesia has the world's highest avian influenza deaths with 119.
Chronicle of a Death
— August 10, 2010
The short film narrates the story of a pond which died on account of negligence and encroachment by people in the name of development, ignoring the utility of sustenance of natural resources.
When It Flood It Was Never Like This Before
— September 28, 2009
In 2006, the Philippine Government activated the long dead Mining Act to encourage multi-nationals in giving mining industry a big come back in the archipelago. Resulting to a numerous tragedy including landslides, flash floods and many other unimaginable calamities that killed thousands of people and devastated all livelihoods. Despite all this, nobody was held accountable to these horrible tragedies. Recently (September 26, 2009), a big typhoon struck Metro Manila and flooded the whole metropolis for the first time. And still nobody is accountable to this horrible tragedy.
— March 16, 2010
A short film made by a father to his son who is celebrating its first birthday on March 16, 2010. Featuring the oral story of Batek Negritos explaining the cosmical Night and Day. Shot in Single 8mm film and edited using FOSS tools namely Kdenlive, Audacity, etc.
Refugee Film Festival
— February 28, 2007
Have you got inspiring footage to show the world? Here's your chance! Triumphant International are hosting the Refugee Short Film Festival on Saturday 23 June as part of 2007 National Refugee Week celebrations. In the coming months, we will secure a venue for the festival that is accessible to refugee communities in Sydney's west - keep an eye out for further updates.
Bicycle Film Festival Call for Volunteers
— November 05, 2008
The 2008 Bicycle Film Festival (BFF) uses a cultural platform to celebrate the bicycle in its many shapes and forms. The festivals mission is to promote the role of the bicycle in society through film, music and art made by, for and about cyclists. The Melbourne Bicycle Film Festival is looking for volunteers to undertake a variety of activities during the 2008 BFF.
EngageMedia at Global Voices Summit 2019: Challenging Digital Authoritarianism
— June 28, 2019
Bankrupt - part 1
— February 14, 2008
A documentary about Gerhard Wiedmann, a German forester, and his battles with NSW State Forestry over local destruction impacting on his private land.
Ahu Parmalim and Religious Tolerance
— March 12, 2019
An Indonesian short documentary on religious tolerance is finding its own audience.
Videographers Tell Stories of Struggle of the Indigenous Communities in Mindanao
— September 03, 2018
King Catoy, Video for Change Lead of EngageMedia writes a blog about Kilab Multimedia and The Breakaway Media, two alternative media groups based in Davao City, Mindanao.
Beyond the Factory Walls
— December 11, 2006
Beyond the Factory Walls is a digital video production and multimedia theatre collaboration between an Australian community television group, Actively Radical Television (ARTV) from Sydney and a Jakarta based Factory Workers' theatre company, Teater Buruh Indonesia (TBI - Indonesian Workers Theatre).
TAMASYA REKLAME - Advertisement Touring
— July 13, 2007
Video from the OK.VIDEO Jakarta International Video Festival 2007. This video was produced during the OK. Video Militia workshop in Semarang, held at the Yaitu Art House, involving two other communities: Videot and Kronik Film. Yaitu Art House is a contemporary art gallery, Videot community is a group of art students form the State University of Semarang, and Kronik Film is the Students' Activity Unit of the Diponegoro University. Eighteen participants took part in the workshop; most of them were students or artists.
— July 16, 2007
Video from the OK.VIDEO Jakarta International Video Festival 2007. This video was produced during the OK. Video Militia workshop in Semarang, held at the Yaitu Art House, involving two other communities: Videot and Kronik Film. Yaitu Art House is a contemporary art gallery, Videot community is a group of art students form the State University of Semarang, and Kronik Film is the Students' Activity Unit of the Diponegoro University. Eighteen participants took part in the workshop; most of them were students or artists. 'Koma" tells of the history of the old town.
— February 13, 2007
OK.Video is a biannual Jakarta based video festival that was established in 2003 by Ruangrupa, an artists’ initiative based in Jakarta that focuses on supporting the development of the arts in the specific context of culture in Indonesia through research, study and documentation, along with intensive collaboration and cooperation with artists through organizing exhibitions, artist residency programs, art projects and workshops.
Internet Freedom Is A Basic Human Right
— December 10, 2018
Asia, as one of the world leaders in mobile internet usage with thousands of new technological adopters emerging every day, will be directly affected in the absence of internet rights.
Transmission meeting of international online video projects
— June 06, 2006
EngageMedia along with Candida TV hosted Transmission from June 6-11, 2006 in Rome. The event was a meeting place of video makers, programmers and web producers developing online video distribution as a tool for social justice and media democracy.
People's Blockade of the Worlds' Biggest Coal Port
— January 10, 2008
Saturday, November 3rd, 2007 -- hundreds of people came to Newcastle Harbour to take action against Australia's biggest contribution to climate change: coal exports. The action was part of a community campaign to stop the massive expansion of Newcastle coal port - already the biggest coal exporter in the world.
Uncle Kevin Buzzacott speaks after BHP Billiton AGM
— December 22, 2008
Uncle Kevin Buzzacott is an Arubunna Elder from South Australia. BHP's Olympic Dam uranium mine takes water from his country. Uncle Kevin went to the the company's AGM to ask them to close down the mine.
Global Lives - 24 Hours with Dadah
— February 23, 2010
The subject of our shoot is Dadah, a 32-year-old occasional farm worker from the village of Sarimukti, in the highlands of Pasirwangi Subdistrict, Garut Regency, West Java. Sarimukti Village is about 2.5 hours’ drive from the city of Bandung, West Java, or about 5 hours’ drive from Jakarta. Dadah is a Sarimukti native who married in her teens. She lives in her own home with her three sons and her husband, Igud, also a farm worker.
Logging Brown Mountain
— November 27, 2008
Brown Mountain on the Errinundra Plateau has some of the largest remaining old-growth forest in Victoria. The ancient trees which grow there are up to 15 metres in diameter. The Victorian government has sent in loggers to clear-fell the area after promising before the last state election to protect it as part of a network of "iconic forests walks" to be developed in high conservation value forests across Victoria.
Hold Your Ground
— June 06, 2007
Music video by Melbourne reggae band Bomba, celebrating activists working to protect Tasmania's old growth forests. Features independent non-violent direct actions in the Weld and Florentine Valleys.
Tasmania's Clean Green Future: Too Precious To Pulp?
— June 21, 2007
Gunns Ltd’s proposed pulp mill will affect the future of all Tasmanian families. This film explains the environmental, economic and health impacts of the proposed pulp mill that Gunns, the Tasmanian State Government and the Federal Government have so far ignored.
— August 12, 2007
Australia 2000, Year of Reconciliation: five hundred thousand people walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge to support reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. In Central Australia Indigenous elder Kevin Buzzacott begins a 3060 kilometre walk carrying a sacred fire from Lake Eyre to Sydney. He leaves behind the original sacred fire at the Arabunna Going Home Peace Camp on the shores of Lake Eyre. Without his protection however those left to tend to the fire are soon the target of attempts by WMC Uranium mine to evict the camp. Walking the land he passes through Adnyamathanha country similarly threatened by mining interest. This is a journey into active reconciliation and genocide of people deeply connected to the protection of the land.
Cape York's Wild Rivers
— January 21, 2008
Cape York Peninsula in far north Queensland, north of Cairns, is one of the last great wild places on Earth. But its wild rivers are unprotected. These magnificent rivers are the lifeblood for the Cape's communities and a huge diversity of wildlife.
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