In the three months since the last update, members of the Video4Change Network have continued their tireless work to fight for democracy, equality, and accountability through the use of video and technology.
On 2 July, Malaysian police questioned filmmaker Anna Har, co-founder of Freedom Film Network (FFN), a member of the Video4Change Network, and cartoonist Amin Landak over their short film Chilli Powder and Thinner. Released in June 2021, the film tells the story of three young prison inmates who allegedly suffered intense custodial torture.
EngageMedia, a nonprofit that convenes the Video4Change Network, announces the launch of Cinemata.org, a platform for social and environmental films about the Asia-Pacific.
The goal of the Video for Change Network members Picture People is to teach communication skills and media making that contribute to social change, especially in areas affected by war and disaster.
Sunflower Film Organization is an independent collective of mostly volunteers working across Cambodia to gather young Cambodians and train them on how to use film as a tool for empowerment and freedom of expression.
The Video4Change Network continues to amplify the voices of women’s groups and other marginalised sectors through the use of video and technology, empowering them to advocate for their concerns while maximising engagement with other members of their respective communities.