Meerkat Media Collective is a self-organized community of makers committed to creating artful and thought-provoking films through a non-hierarchical collaborative process.
Inspired by the communal nature of meerkats, we value shared authorship and consensus process in our day-to-day operations as well as in our artistic endeavors. Under a cooperative model, our members give creative and administrative time to the collective in exchange for material and non-material support. We share skills, equipment and ideas with a firm belief that a healthy, inclusive process is as important as crafting quality work.
Our ranks include filmmakers, musicians, teachers, writers, farmers, illustrators, designers, actors and puppeteers, and we cherish diverse opinions and backgrounds in the running of the collective and through our projects.
Meerkats are dedicated not only to our internal community but to the community around us, striving to provide a working model of collective creativity that inspires, encourages, and motivates others to tell their own stories.
Brasslands (Orig.) / 2013 / Serbia, United States / 84 min
An eccentric New York brass band, a virtuosic group of struggling Roma Gypsies, and reigning Serbian champions converge with half a million fans and transcend political and ethnic borders at the world's largest trumpet festival in Guča, Serbia.