Engagemedia is an active video platform, working in the field of Social Justice and environmental video from Asia and the Pacific. It is a non-profit organization that uses the internet en open technologies to change society, among others by stimulating empowerment. One of its projects is ‘Papuan Voices’. In collaboration with Papuan activists a series of 17 video clips is created, dealing with issues that are important for the Papuans participants. These clips are distributed through two DVDs and can be accessed online at papuanvoices.net.
In this seminar we want to discuss ‘Papuan Voices’. How does it work? What choices are made by whom? How does this empowerment works in practice?
We will discuss all these questions and more, while screening some of the clips, with: Trianita, who was program director at Engagemedia and involved in the second series of Papuan Voices, Gia, a Papuan who is currently doing her Master in Colonial and Global History at Leiden University and Fridus Steijlen, researcher at KITLV.