Working with local partners Equality Myanmar, EngageMedia organised Camp Chindwin, a Southeast Asia Video Camp which brought 33 video activists, filmmakers and citizen journalists together in Myanmar from 3-6 June 2015. With the exception of Brunei and Laos, all Southeast Asian countries were represented at the event, which included 6 EngageMedia staff, 10 participants from Myanmar, and 16 participants from across the region.
The camp aimed to be a space for Burmese video and filmmakers to meet, interact and collaborate with video and filmmakers from the rest of Southeast Asia. It also aimed to create an interactive learning and collaboration environment for three days, where film and video makers can learn from each other about the following topics:
- Effective distribution strategies within our region and for different communities
- Video security issues and strategies
- The use of video for social change and advocacy
- Subtitling of videos in Southeast Asian languages
Beyond these topics, the camp opened the agenda for the camp to participants to make sure that the event was relevant to everyone. This was to make sure that the camp will be an interactive, engaging and collaborative event. Selected participants can propose and lead sessions about topics they want to share, learn and discuss.
Read blogposts reflecting on the successes of the event here: