Transformative Storytelling For Social Change is an organization that creates digital stories to help create social transformation. Their mission and process is fascinating and I highly recommend checking them out!
“Individual stories have certain strengths—they connect the audience through personal experience. A limitation of individual stories is that they do not always explain the particular context of the story, or situate the stories in relation to wider political issues. Collective storytelling often does not have the same emotional resonance found in individual stories, but it is a very good format for situating questions and problems in relation to a context. Collective storytelling can include elements of individual stories, but can also directly address overarching themes and questions.
Digital stories can be used as a springboard for a participatory video process, and as a way of moving from very personal, individual work, towards a group storytelling project. Central to this shift is a process of reflection and analysis of digital stories by the storytellers themselves.”
Watch Throwing a Rock at the Moon a documentary of this integrated visual storytelling process using visual power analysis:
<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/81848477″>IDS THROWING A ROCK AT THE MOON</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/mdpinicijative”>MDP Inicijative Doboj</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>