EngageMedia is a non-profit media, technology, and culture organisation in the Philippines. EngageMedia uses the power of video, the Internet, and open technologies to create social and environmental change.
EngageMedia: Video for Change in the Asia-Pacific
Founded in 2005, EngageMedia is a non-profit media, technology, and culture organisation based in the Asia-Pacific.
One of its key activity areas is video for change or the use of video as an approach to support social movements, document rights violations, raise awareness and share new knowledge on social or environmental issues.
Past and present challenges like growing social inequality, human rights offences, religious and racial intolerance, environmental plunder and now a pandemic make it a critical moment to further develop the video for change field. One of the major steps to be able to accomplish this is for filmmakers and video activists to have a strong grasp of impact production.
Egbert Wits and King Catoy will share some of the projects and activities EngageMedia are doing in line with video for change and impact production.
King Catoy is the Video Lead of EngageMedia. He is an independent documentary filmmaker and alternative media practitioner based in the Philippines.
Egbert Wits is the co-editor of the Video for Change Impact Toolkit and has been working with affected communities in Indonesia, using both video and other creative methodologies, for nearly fifteen years.