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.
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.
Outside the coast of West Africa, on the islands of Cape Verde, beaches are disappearing, and with them a way of life. José returns home to witness his fellow islanders struggling for survival while European fleets empty their ocean. Sandgrains is a crowdfunded and crowdsourced documentary produced under a Creative Commons license.
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Karem & Riadh
Karem e Riad are two cousins from Djebeniana,Tunisia. Both unemployed and with an uncertain future to face, they are sure that Ben Ali regime’s roots are still firm. So they decide to invest all their savings to get to Lampedusa and then to France.
An animated documentary about unusual homing in Turin. It's just a glimpse at the housing issues hidden to the eyes of the most.
In Cape Verde, fishing is not only a way of life but a vital source of income. As the global fish population falls, the EU is plundering the island’s precious resource. Jose returns to his country to witness his fellow islanders fighting for survival, selling the very sand that makes up their beaches. Sand Grains presents the local effects of a global problem.
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.