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King Catoy

Climate Change, Education, Hunger/Food insecurity, Refugee Crisis and Immigration, Technology & Data, Labor issues, Human Rights
Educational materials, Impact Producing, Alternative Distribution
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King is an independent documentary filmmaker and alternative media practitioner from the Philippines. He is the Video Manager of EngageMedia, an Asia-Pacific non-profit advocating for digital rights, Video for change and open technology. His roots in activism started as a student leader at the University of the Philippines Los Baños, where he took up Development Communication. He studied 16 mm film documentary production at the Mowelfund Film Institute and co-founded Southern Tagalog Exposure film collective in 2001. In 2009, as the executive director of Mayday Multimedia, a video collective focusing on workers’ issues, he produced Ka Bel, a docu-drama about renowned labour leader Crispin Beltran. He became the multimedia director of the non-profit media group PinoyMedia Center, Inc. in 2012. He initiated the documentary series Eskinita: Ang Alternatibong Ruta during this time. He was part of the founding secretariat of AlterMidya Network, a national network of independent and grassroots-based media outfits in the Philippines. He produced various short documentaries and led the technical direction of Altermidya’s multimedia program from 2016 to 2019. Recently, King completed the online Film and TV Industry Essentials program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.