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What We Do
Matchbox Media Collective is a creative multimedia network producing groundbreaking work for empowered audiences. We pioneer cutting-edge production and distribution techniques by offering artists more freedom to collaborate, and audiences more opportunity for involvement. We are a fluid enterprise; always evolving and producing work that strives to make an impact.Read more....
Why We Do It
Our objective is to produce inspiring and informative media by bridging the gap between maker and viewer.
How We Do It
We utilize Copyleft licenses to distribute our work, avoiding the restriction of traditional copyright legislation, and as we believe in the power of the public, we make use of Crowdsourcing involvement and Web 2.0 technology to aggregate support, talent and expertise.
A documentary about the local effects of global fishing, taking us from Africa to the corridors of the EU Parliament to reform Europe’s failing fishing industry.
14.05.2014 15:05Dear friends! On the Swedish side of the pond things have been afoot with Sandgrains over the last few [...]
11.03.2014 21:03The first two festivals of 2014 bring Sandgrains for the first time to France and the USA. The [...]
27.01.2014 13:01Here we are with the latest publication of the story of MS Kalashnikov, the long term project of our [...]
16.01.2014 12:01Here an extract from this article by our online distributors in Germany. “The intention of the [...]
In contemporary African wars women continue to play a variety of crucial roles, and yet they remain invisible to the world. Only a handful of researchers and journalists have appreciated the importance of women in these conflicts, and the way in which gender stereotypes continue to mask their involvement.
This is the incredible story of Kibomango, the Congolese national boxing champion. He is a former child soldier who marched 2,000 miles to Kinshasa with the forces of Laurent-Desiré Kabila to unseat dictator Mobutu Sese Seko in 1997.
Zé left his Cape Verdean fishing village for a better life in Sweden. Years later he returns to find his village transformed, the beach where he once played football had disappeared. His family now digs sand from the ocean floor to sell as cheap concrete, because fishing no longer puts enough food on the table.
Porters of the Inca Trail
Leoncio Monteagudo is a porter on the Inca Trail to the ruin citadel of Machu Picchu in southern Peru. Working conditions are deplorable, but the porters have organized in a struggle for basic rights. Porters of the Inca Trail shows the famous adventure trek from an indigenous perspective.