Camp Chindwin: Building a Video for Change Movement in Southeast Asia
In June 2015, Camp Chindwin, our Southeast Asia Video Camp, brought over 30 video activists, filmmakers and citizen journalists from across the region together. They gathered in an eco-village in Myanmar to interact and learn from each other's experiences in using video for social change.
In this edition of our newsletter, we highlight some blog posts on various aspects of the camp. Topics include the benefits of the gathering for Myanmar participants, the issues faced by women filmmakers, a reflection on how far the movement has come, and the results of a fun-filled short film lab!
Learning from Southeast Asian Experiences in Myanmar
Our staff member in Myanmar, Kyalyi, writes about how her compatriots felt getting a chance to share and learn from their contemporaries in the region. Link
The Gender Talks at Camp Chindwin
Dhyta Caturani from Indonesia led a discussion on what it means to be a female filmmaker in Southeast Asia. Link
Short Film Lab, Short Film Fun!
Cheekay from the Philippines shares the results of a Short Film Lab which took place at the camp. Participants were grouped into teams, and then planned, shot and edited short films in two and a half hours. Link
Building a Video for Change Movement in Southeast Asia
Following his return from the second convening of the global Video for Change network, Seelan from Singapore reflects on the state of the movement in Southeast Asia. Link
Moving forward, we're currently working with the participants on all the ideas for collaborative projects and actions that arose from discussions at the camp. Look out for updates on our website, Facebook and Twitter, and we hope to see you at the next one!