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Organic Chaos Productions. - Video Activism
Who Are We? Dissatisfied with what
we see as the one-sided reports produced by the mainstream media, we have set
up our own alternative: Organic Chaos Productions. With this not-for-profit
organization we intend to report on the undercurrents in society, and show
what the mainstream media prefer not to broadcast.
Organic Chaos Productions is part of Federatie Kollektief Rampenplan
('Emergency Planning Collective Federation'), a group of people expressing
their dissatisfaction with the existing (power) structures of society through
self-management and political action. We don't feel like sitting back quietly
in a corner watching the Earth being destroyed. Nor do we feel like working in
an economic system of self-destruction. Which is why we're part of those
undercurrents. By making action and campaigning videos we want to contribute
to social change.
What Do We Do?We videotape actions and campaigns around such issues
as environmental protection, social justice, human rights, animal rights,
squatting and antifascism - both in the Netherlands and abroad. We make a
videozine called Organic Chaos News (OCN), which we show in community and
youth centres, cinecentres and squats and at action camps and benefit concerts
(etc.) throughout Europe. We also make action and campaigning videos for
various organizations. Because our field of work is international, most of our
videos are in the English language. We distribute and sell video productions
on a not-for-profit basis.
In addition, we try to link up with existing (international) initiatives,
cooperating with a variety of (subversive) organizations and activists to give
them an opportunity to report on their activities in their own words and with
their own images. And help them get their message across. In this way we
support these organizations and activists and they support us, both
practically and financially.
Why Video Activism?We see video activists as people who use video as
a tactical tool to publicize such issues as social (in)justice and
environmental conservation. In the hands of a video activist, a camcorder can
become a powerful political tool. Filming at actions generally helps reduce
police violence, for example. Editing equipment can become a basis for drawing
up a political agenda, a video projector a means to create social awareness.
We ourselves ask nothing in return for our work. To use the jargon, we are
'voluntarily jobless': we do voluntary work, make up our own minds about how
we shape our lives and certainly don't see a paid job as the 'be all and end
all' of our time on the planet.
Have fun anarchizing society!
If you want to hear more, or if you have any queries, don't hesitate to
Organic Chaos Productions
P.O. Box 780
6130 AT Sittard
Tel. +46 - 4524803
Fax. +46 - 4516460