APC@GK3: Let’s go to the movies

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Jayalakshmi Chittoor, from the Indian organisation i4d, was attending the Telecentre Leaders Forum and we met in the corridor. We had 15 minutes to talk about future collaboration and we ended up talking about the Film Festival, a initiative that shows how technology changes people’s lives through video. That’s GK3, the Global Knowledge Conference that officially starts tomorrow in Kuala Lumpur.
Jayalakshmi Chittoor, from the Indian organisation i4d, was attending the Telecentre Leaders Forum and we met in the corridor. We had 15 minutes to talk about future collaboration and we ended up talking about the Film Festival, a initiative that shows how technology changes people’s lives through video. That’s GK3, the Global Knowledge Conference that officially starts tomorrow in Kuala Lumpur.

What’s the film festival all about?

This I4D Film Festival is an associated event of GK3. On December 9 and 10, we had panel sessions and discussions about community development content, where communities are empowered, trained and capacity built for choosing video and media to tell their own stories. For our trainings we use Open Source platforms.

Your motto reads: “beyond the mainstream”. Why?

We don’t want journalists or professional filmmakers to speak. These films are mostly produced by the communities, even though some times they are facilitated by professional producers. But the community owns the whole process.


More clips available in i4d video’s initiative website.

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