Camp Sambel

by Andrew August 24, 2012
June 16-19, 2010. Baung Camp, East Java.
Camp Sambel

EngageMedia conducted a video distribution camp for 43 video activists from June 16th to 20th, 2010. Participants came from all over Indonesia, as well as Malaysia and East Timor.

The camp was held at Baung, near Malang, East Java, and brought together key cultural groups and individuals to discuss, share skills and collaborate around digital video distribution.

The program included presentations of current projects, strategic distribution and campaigning, workshops on compressing and uploading video, discussions about independent distribution and licensing, film screenings and an 'open sauce' sambal festival.

The core aims of the meeting were to

  • create a space for sharing current work on activist video production and distribution
  • build a regional network of online video projects and video makers who can work together into the future
  • develop the skills of video activists in the areas of online distribution
  • develop and discuss new online video tactics in campaigning
  • increase the uptake and collaboration around shared FOSS online video distribution tools
  • explore the issue of creative commons as a licensing solution in local contexts

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Camp Sambel was supported by the Ford Foundation and the Open Society Institute.