Digital Storytelling

Digital Storytelling

Digital Storytelling
  • Friendship Park

    Three U.S. teens travel to the U.S.-Mexico border and discover Friendship Park, a place where people from both sides can come together once a week.

  • Skin

    When a young African-American woman travels to Vietnam, what she sees opens an investigation into attitudes about race and skin color.

  • Playas de Tijuana

    A U.S. teen travels to the U.S.-Mexico border and creates an evocative poetry video about the human cost of being divided.

  • For the Love of the Game

    Christopher Hedley and Jacob Klein brought their love of soccer to the country of Rwanda which was devastated by a genocide 20 years ago in which one million people were killed in 100 days. By sharing 85 soccer balls with children and adults, they discovered that the sport has served as a unifyin...

  • Sincretismo

    What happens to indigenous spirituality when colonial religions arrive? The words of a Guatemalan priestess of Maximón give insight into this deity and folk saint born of the ancient Maya traditions centuries ago. A poetic video created by the current Youth Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, Sophie Kim.

  • Coffee for the People

    Barista by night, coffee farmer by day. Coffee production cooperatives inspire the younger generation to see the opportunities in “farm to cup” business models. Learning the language, chemistry and nuance of coffee culture allows young people to retain pride in their family farm heritage, while p...

  • The Rhythm of Healing

    Dancer Imani Cook-Gist shares the healing power of music and dance in Rwanda, a country devastated by a 1994 genocide in which one million people were slaughtered in 100 days. Traditional dancers, music students and the country’s most famous Gospel singer share their experience.

  • Music Saved My Life

    A teen suffering from panic attacks finds comfort in music. When she travels to Cambodia to learn about the 1975 genocide, she finds others whose relationship to music is equally powerful.

  • Swords into Ploughshares

    A haunting look at one of the United States’ darkest historical moments, the Secret War on Laos. A powerful graphic style brings home the shocking details of a countryside covered with unexploded bombs. Cho puts a human face on this ongoing tragedy as he celebrates the initiative of the Laotian p...

  • Mi Granito de Arena (My Little Grain of Sand)

    Veteran radio journalist Maria Martin discusses the reality of journalism and activism in Guatemala where reporting the truth could put one’s life at risk.

  • A Hope for the Future

    Two American teens, children of immigrants, travel to Cambodia to explore the impact of the 1975 genocide on today's children.

  • The Kindness of Strangers

    High school sophomore Cole Kawana learned how neighbors helped his grandparents when they were interned in WWII Japanese-American internment camps. So when he traveled to Rwanda to learn about the 1994 genocide, he wanted to find out how he could help his neighbors halfway around the world. He di...

  • From Fear to Friendship

    A teen of Korean-American descent travels to Cuba and draws similarities in how politics have created distance between people in the U.S. with those in North Korea and Cuba. This personal reflection also offers hope for a more open future.

  • Stealing Home

    Baseball may be America’s favorite past time, but to Cubans it means even more. Three teen sports enthusiasts traveled to Cuba and spoke to scholars and fans to learn more about the legacy of baseball in Cuba.

  • Wings of Peace

    Can folding an origami crane bring peace? In Wings of Peace, a video by Danielle Stolz, two teens of Japanese-American descent (Stolz and friend Aimee Misaki) journey to Laos with origami papers in hand. Boundaries of language and culture are transcended when Laotians affected by unexploded bombs...

  • Long-Haired Warriors

    Gender equity in the military continues to be a hotly debated issue. A teen travels to Vietnam to learn about the role women played in the war during the 1970s.

  • Madre e Hija

    “My wish for my children is that they have the opportunity to study, which I didn’t have.” What are unique challenges girls face in Guatemala? In a society which has the widest gender wage gap in the western hemisphere, Guatemalan women express support for one another to pursue more educational o...

  • Embargo On Love

    For forty years, Cuban families have been separated by water and politics, but the desire to connect remains strong. A teen filmmaker uses her camera to deliver a familial message of love to the once forbidden island.

  • Growing the Rose: Landmines in Cambodia

    Every day in Cambodia, people are harmed by landmines left 40 years ago by US military action. Two teens travel to Cambodia to interview survivors, activists and a Nobel Peace Prize winner.

  • Gray Areas

    Two U.S. teens travel to the U.S.-Mexico border to explore the gray areas of governmental policies and human experience in this contested region.

  • Once Upon a Childhood

    Sarah McAllister and Marcella Park’s film, Once Upon a Childhood, illustrates how a war that ended decades ago continues to impact children and families in Laos every day. We meet children and teens who have been maimed when setting off unexploded bombs, and families devastated when parents lose ...

  • Cao Dai: The People’s Religion of Vietnam

    A teen travels to Vietnam to explore its religions and discovers its newest one that many people have never even heard of.