Video Workshop for Indigenous Voices in Asia Network

Video Workshop for Indigenous Voices in Asia Network

Saraen Hin, from the Kreung indigenous people in Cambodia, shares his insights after the first day of the workshop. Yerry Borang of EngageMedia facilitated this session. (Photo by Mona Sihombing)
Saraen Hin, from the Kreung indigenous people in Cambodia, shares his insights after the first day of the workshop. Yerry Borang of EngageMedia facilitated this session. (Photo by Mona Sihombing)

Bangkok, Thailand: From November 28 to December 2, 2019, EngageMedia facilitated an intermediate-level video workshop for the Indigenous Voices in Asia Network (IVAN). Established by the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) in July 2013, IVAN is a platform for fostering solidarity and cooperation among indigenous and non-indigenous journalists in developing stories that depict the situation and aspirations of indigenous people.

The topics were Storytelling for Advocacy, Design Principles, and Video & Editing Fundamentals

The video workshop was a follow-up to a half-day mobile videography session that EngageMedia led last April 2019 in Chiangmai during IVAN’s regional gathering. Owing to the success of this session, EngageMedia and AIPP collaborated to design a more comprehensive video advocacy workshop. The topics included Storytelling for Advocacy, Design Principles, as well as Video and Editing Fundamentals.

12 participants from five countries took part in the workshop including representatives from Indigenous Media Network (Thailand), Conserve Indigenous Peoples Language Organization(Cambodia), PACOS TRUST (Malaysia), Jaringan Orang Asal Se Malaysia (Malaysia) and Indigenous Peoples’ Foundation for Education and Environment (Thailand).

King Catoy leads the session about framing and camera movements. (Photo by Yerry Borang)
King Catoy leads the session about framing and camera movements. (Photo by Yerry Borang)

Through this capacity building workshop, AIPP and EngageMedia hope that more videos about indigenous peoples’ culture, issues, and struggles will be produced in the coming months. AIPP is also gearing to organise a film festival this year.

About the Author

EngageMedia’s video lead, King Catoy is an independent documentary filmmaker and alternative media practitioner in the Philippines. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of AlterMidya- People’s Alternative Media Center, a national network of independent and grassroots-based media outfits in the Philippines. He has directed numerous videos and trained indigenous and urban poor communities and alternative media practitioners on video production.



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