Amid increasing authoritarianism in many parts of the world, the Video4Change Network continues to stand for human rights and social justice. This update includes opportunities for Network members to be part of ongoing initiatives to continue using video to create positive change.
Coming into 2022, members of the Video4Change Network continue to promote the use of video and technology for advocacy through workshops, film screenings, and audiovisual reporting.
Members of the Video4Change Network have continuously put their efforts in maximising the power of technology and empowering communities to document and expose human rights violations often not covered in mainstream media.
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.
This month, members of the Video4Change Network joined the celebrations for International Women’s Month, the works of some are highlighted in this second Network update of 2021.