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Growing Ecological Perspective in Movements with WALHI Jatim
— October 16, 2018
In July 2018, EngageMedia had the opportunity to join one of the movement’s initiative involving the residents of coastal village in Banyuwangi, a regency located at the easternmost tip of Java.
Why Film Festivals Matter
— October 29, 2018
For over a decade, Freedom Film Festival has remained as the only independent human rights film festival in Malaysia. It has been a platform in showcasing issues and ideas that cannot be mass-communicated due to local laws and cultural taboos.
DSLR Camera Footage Over the Internet: A Handbrake Tutorial Using H265 Codec
— September 30, 2019
— April 16, 2006
Highlights the mis-quoting by the Australia’s Attorney General, Philip Ruddock of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 3, particularly drawing attention to his dropping of a vital word.
— April 17, 2006
The premise of the film is that peace starts at home, or conversely that terror starts at home and uses humour to highlight the theme. This film is from SEDITIOUS INTENT, a compilation of films inspired by Australia’s Anti-Terrorism Bill - some sad, some funny, some downright shocking. Dissent is an essential part of democracy. But under the Anti-Terrorism legislation, the right to oppose or challenge the State is significantly compromised.
Blogger Gopalan's Message Before Imprisonment in Singapore
— September 23, 2008
US Citizen convicted in Singapore for blogging about court proceedings of a political case. This is Gopalan's message of appeal to the public before he began his 3 month prison sentence on 20 September 2008.
TBT 18 Trial Day One
— October 27, 2008
18 activists go on trial for illegal assembly and procession in the post-modern dictatorship of Singapore.
Happy Birthday J B Jeyaretnam
— January 06, 2009
Joshua Benjamin Jeyaretnam (January 5, 1926 - September 30, 2008); more commonly known as "J.B. Jeyaretnam" or "J.B.J.") was the foremost Singaporean opposition politician. He was the first opposition party candidate to be elected a Member of Parliament (MP) in Singapore, 16 years after the country gained independence.
One Nation Under Lee
— July 10, 2009
One Nation Under Lee is a documentary about Lee Kuan Yew and how he iron-fistedly subjugated an entire nation in the guise of democracy. It has been 'unofficially banned' in Singapore.
— February 20, 2008
In February 2000 people started living in empty South Sydney City Council-owned buildings on Broadway close to the centre of Sydney. Residents cleaned up the places, made them habitable and created a cafe, art gallery and more. On 23rd August 2000, just before the Sydney Olympics, the squatters were discovered. From that point onwards the Council attempted to evict the squatters. The Broadway squats were the first squats in some time to be open about their autonomous occupation.
Entries are now invited for SquatFest 2007:
— February 01, 2007
About Squatfest: SquatFest happens every year at the same date and time as TropFest. While the hopeful entrants for TropFest are fretting about whether they'll get the chance to move up a rung in the Hollywood Sweatshop, artists and activists from 'round Australia are living it up, projecting films and videos in an inspiring squatted venue. SquatFest began at the Broadway Squats in 2001, and has since made appearances at the Midnight Star Social Centre, the Sydney Park Brickworks, the Sydney Dental Hospital, and under the grandstand at Esrkineville! Our film programmes have toured to Newcastle, Melbourne, Perth, Germany, Newyork, Italy and Indonesia.
The Burning Season (Trailer)
— October 26, 2009
THE BURNING SEASON is an eco-thriller about a young man not afraid to confront the biggest challenge of our time.
SHAC is the Answer
— November 10, 2008
A video document of the the Student Housing Action Co-op squat at 272-278 Faraday Street Carlton, Melbourne.
Living Under Bondage
— March 04, 2009
The migrant labourers in Jawaharlal Nehru university, New Delhi are living a life of bondage without minimum wages, proper housing and basic facilities like toilet.
The Gordon Splits
The Wilderness Society
— February 08, 2008
Wilderness photographer Peter Dombrovskis visits the Gordon Splits in Tasmania's Southwest during the time of the Franklin dam controversy in the early 1980s.
Plight of Migrant Workers
— July 03, 2009
The exploitation and abuse of more than 400 migrant workers in Singapore by its employer, Gates Offshore Pte. Ltd.
Plug In and Friends
— February 12, 2007
Plug in and engage with the progressive Melbourne filmmaking community, bringing you the latest indy docos this summer at Glitch Bar & Cinema.
Vatavaran Environment and Wildlife Film Festival
— April 26, 2007
4th CMS Vatavaran, Environment and Wildlife Film Festival. 12-16 Sep 2007, Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi. By using film screenings and various parallel events the festival provides a platform to create awareness around the local environmental problems, looks at possible solutions, builds opinion and inspires people to push for change. Send in entries. 17 awards in 12 categories. Award money Rs 50,000 to Rs 150,000.
FOSS Codecs Research
— May 07, 2007
EngageMedia is currently conducting a research project into Free Open Source Software (FOSS) video codecs. We may also engage in a bit of experimental development work as we go along. We will be coordinating this project, but would love to engage other groups working around FOSS video software in this process.
OK.VIDEO MILITIA WORKSHOPS
— July 15, 2007
EngageMedia has partnered with the OK.VIDEO Militia Jakarta International Video Festival at the National Gallery of Indonesia to distribute the festival videos online, present an online video training for video artists and participate in a discussion about video activism. This article by Reza 'asung' Afisina, the Workshop Program Coordinator, explains the objectives of the OK.VIDEO Militia series of video workshops conducted in various towns and cities in Indonesia, capturing the 'quintessence' of each area by asking participants to explore their own questions about their social, political and physical surroundings using the medium of video.
Ogg Theora to Flash Transcoding Live on EngageMedia.org
— August 15, 2007
EngageMedia are happy to announce Ogg Theora to Flash transcoding is live on the website. What does that mean?? Ogg Theora is a high quality FOSS (Free Open Source Software) video codec developed by Xiph.org. It means that now you can make an Ogg file of your video and when you upload it you'll be able to watch a transcoded (or converted) version of this in the EngageMedia embedded Flash Player - just as you would with any other video format. At EngageMedia we try to encourage the use of free software wherever possible. As far as video codecs like Quicktime, Windows Media and Flash are concerned, these are proprietary codecs that can cost huge amounts of money for online distributors to use, depending on the license and how these videos are delivered to the web audience. We encourage the use of FOSS codecs where possible, and are hoping to increase their usability and uptake.
Digital Fringe 07 Call for Entries
— September 04, 2007
Broadcast across the city using screens, projections, and the web, Digital Fringe showcases the latest digital art from around the world and features interactive media shenanigans from a gaggle of local media artists. Digital Fringe is seeking submissions of digital visual material to broadcast over the Internet as a part of the The Age 2007 Melbourne Fringe. Deadline closes Friday 21st September
Version 0.18 of Xiph Quicktime Components Released
— September 06, 2007
The Xiph Quicktime Components allow you to play back and create Ogg Theora/Vorbis files with any application that uses Quicktime architecture - such as Quicktime Player, Final Cut Pro and iTunes. XiphQT is easy to install on both Windows and Macintosh operating systems. This new version contains fixes and improvements to help make Xiph codecs more usable than ever.
Rogue Education Conference, Workshops and Screening
— September 12, 2007
Come to the opening of "Institutions, Capitalism, and Dissent: A Rogue Education Conference" at Trades Hall, Melbourne from 6:30 PM on 14th September. The evening will be a casual affair, featuring films, a few laughs and plenty of free food. EngageMedia will present a screening of Rocking the Foundations - an amazing documentary account of the NSW Builders Labourers Federation in the 60's and 70's, along with shorts.
FOSS Codecs for Online Video: Usability, Uptake and Development
— November 29, 2007
EngageMedia is happy to announce the release of a new report into Free and Open Source Software video codecs. It is a review of available tools for the creation, playback and embedding of online video using FOSS codecs, and a look at the most pressing areas for development to enhance their adoption by social change video projects on the web.
EngageMedia at Climate Camp
— July 12, 2008
During Climate Camp, being held in Newcastle between the 10th and 15th of July, a diverse group of concerned people have converged to protest the damage being caused to the global climate by the coal industry. EngageMedia is helping independent media creators with the distribution of their videos, based at the community media space provided by Octapod, and using a mobile media van. In the coming days community media activists will be uploading their videos to EngageMedia of inspiring action, informative discussions and engaging debate about how to create real solutions to climate change and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.
Melbourne EngageMedia Screening
— February 22, 2007
EngageMedia will be putting on a screening in conjunction with Plug In TV (Channel 31 Melbourne). We will be screening highlights of documentary, experimental and fiction videos from the website, and doing a short presentation of the project.
EngageMedia.org Screenings at Federation Square
— December 07, 2007
Two programs of videos contributed to EngageMedia.org will be screened on the Big Screen at Federation Square in Melbourne between 7th and 12 of December. Federation Square is the site of many of Melbourne's major arts centres and a regular place for concerts, screenings and events. The video programs revolve around the issues of migration, indigenous issues, globalisation and old-growth forests.
Independent Media at Climate Camp Australia 2008
— July 14, 2008
EngageMedia helped to coordinate an independent media centre for Climate Camp Australia 2008 (July 10 - 14) at the Octapod, a not for profit independent arts and new media organisation based in the heart of Newcastle. Around 20 video makers, photographers and bloggers used this space to create their own media coverage of the Climate Camp workshops, discussions and actions to build a community-based movement for real action on climate change. We were able to present our own stories as a counter-measure to the often simplistic and conflict-based accounts presented in the mainstream media. Climate Camp has been a rich and diverse exploration of positive action on climate change, and ways to build alliances by the many different communities who are stepping up their efforts to convince governments to take real action, and to take it now, before it is too late. The major focus of the camp was on coal exports, as Newcastle is the world's largest coal port, and therefore one of Australia's major contributions to greenhouse gas emissions.
Ripples Episode 2
— February 12, 2007
Ian Skiller is a stone fruit farmer living on the Murray in Tooleybuc NSW. A few years ago a couple of refugees arrived at his front door with nothing but a pot.
Squeezed - Free Trade and Asian Farmers
— November 01, 2007
Filmed in Thailand and The Philippines in July 2007, Squeezed tells the story of how free trade agreements and globalisation are changing the lives of millions of people living in the Asia-Pacific region.
The Yiriman Project
— February 06, 2008
A short doco explaining the work of Yiriman, a Youth Project in the Kimberley seeking to build stories in young people. Yiriman and the Back to Country trips were conceived and developed by elders concerned for their young people, particularly in regard for the capacity for self harm and substance abuse, and saw the need for a place where youth could separate themselves from negative influences, and reconnect with their culture in a remote and culturally significant place.
Wake Up Freak Out
— June 04, 2010
It turns out that the way we have been calculating the future impacts of climate change up to now has been missing a really important piece of the picture. It seems we are now dangerously close to the tipping point in the world's climate system; this is the point of no return, after which truly catastrophic changes become inevitable. Wake Up, Freak Out - then Get a Grip is a short, animated film about climate change by Leo Murray.
Rawa Biru: Air Mata di atas Mata Air
— March 30, 2010
Dokumenter ini mengangkat pelbagai dampak kebijakan pemerintah dan perusakan ekologis terhadap danau resapan air hujan yangmenjadi sumber air bersih, kehidupan masyarakat adat Kanume (Sub suku Malind) dan warga masyarakat kota Merauke di Kabupaten Merauke. (This documentary raises local government policy issues and the ecological damage to the water catchment lakes used for clean water source by both villagers of Kanume as well as Merauke city folks)
Save Happy Valley: The Movie
— August 21, 2007
Happy Valley is a beautiful area of native bush, fragile wetlands and a thriving ecosystem of native birds and animals located on the West Coast of New Zealand, just North East of Westport. It is home to many threatened species including the Great Spotted Kiwi and the large native Patrickensis land snail.... and it is under attack from state-owned enterprise Solid Energy!
Lawyers For Freedom Of Assembly Bersama Rakyat
— December 10, 2007
An independent account of the events that happened at the 'Lawyers For Freedom Of Assembly Bersama Rakyat' march in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This video documents the events that took place up to the point when the lawyers were arrested by police officers for 'participating in an illegal assembly'
— October 10, 2008
When bulldozers mowed over the ancestral farmlands of Kampung Lebor, Segan Anak Degon stood his ground and defended his land. Now, he is the only person out of 101 families whose land is left intact and unaffected by the oil palm plantation. However, Segan is the rare few who managed to halt the feverish onslaught of oil palm advancement that threatens to devastate the embattled Sarawak forested landscape. Wake up and smell the palm oil!
Wars and Waves
COHRE (Melbourne office)
— July 18, 2007
In Sri Lanka, a natural disaster and ongoing conflict have displaced hundreds of thousands of people.
On the Map
COHRE (Melbourne office)
— September 01, 2008
In the Indian city of Indore, over half the 2 million residents live in slum conditions. With no security of tenure, slum dwellers fall prey to land speculation and forced evictions. This short film from the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions documents the resistance of urban poor slum dwellers in the city.
— July 28, 2008
Behind the wall we create our own ways to communicate... "Bonseng" is 1 of 4 video diaries made by children living in juvenile detention in Tangerang, Indonesia. The Kampung Halaman Foundation and PKBI Jakarta Timur did this project around the Indonesia independence day, 17 August 2006. The children produced this video diary over 10 days, where Kampung Halaman were facilitators and PKBI helped to facilitate this process.
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