EngageMedia instead of YouTube

EngageMedia is a website and a network for distributing social justice and environmental video from South East Asia, Australia and the Pacific. It is a space for critical documentary, fiction, artistic and experimental works that challenge the one-way communication model of the mainstream media.

The growth of digital tools such as peer-to-peer networks and increased bandwidth mean distributing high resolution video online is becoming more and more viable. There is great potential for video makers to take advantage of new technologies and bypass the control of big media conglomerates.

EngageMedia aims to demystify and provide access to these new technologies, create an online archive of independent video productions using Creative Commons licenses and form a peer network of video makers, educators and screening organisations. [Full Project Brief]