Digital Storytelling

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To help immigrants share their experiences and perspectives, AFSC provides training and support in new storytelling technologies. 

Storyology

Immigrants of all ages and from many countries have participated in AFSC’s “Storyology” workshops in North Carolina. In this video, Siem Yohanes tells the searing tale of his journey from Eritrea to the United States: 

Nothing about us without us

Storyology workshop

During Storyology workshops, participants share iconic items from their respective cultures. Here, Esthela Torres shows a weaving from Ecuador. 

Durante los talleres de “narratología”, los participantes comparten objetos emblemáticos de sus respectivas culturas. Aquí, Esthela Torres muestra un tejido de Ecuador.

The people at the center of debates on immigration issues are often unseen and unheard. In AFSC’s San Francisco office, Pablo Paredes is working with immigrant youth to change that.

New video: AFSC NC intern shares her journey to acceptance as a Muslim young woman

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Putri Pamela Powell works on developing her narrative in a digital storytelling training in the AFSC Area Office of the Carolinas

Putri Pamela Powell is one of the Youth Cultural Media Project interns in AFSC's Greensboro, North Carolina office. Watch the digital story she created reflecting on her journey from Indonesia and her understanding of herself as a Muslim young woman.  

Putri's Story

Putri Pamela Powell is one of the Youth Cultural Media Project interns in AFSC's Greensboro, N.C., office.

Watch the meaningful short digital story she created reflecting on her journey from Indonesia and her understanding of herself as a Muslim young woman.

Hiroshima Summer

In the summer of 1967, Carolyn McCoy was 12 years old and visiting Japan with her family. On Aug. 6, they visited Hiroshima, where they took part in memorial activities marking the 22nd anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city. 

Dinner and some movies!

Friday, December 9, 2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join Friends from across Greensboro for an engaging, educational and fun evening. Share a potluck meal.

View several short films produced by immigrants and refugees, learn more about AFSC's work with immigrants, and share your ideas for how to make our community more welcoming.

The films are a powerful and inspiring way to hear immigrant stories in their own voices.

 

Bring a dish if you are able!

Video stories spark creativity, common ground in NC

Movies without Borders in NC

See all the 2011 Movies without Borders short films at AFSC in North Carolina's YouTube channel.

The stories of Ajay and Isabela, Mimi and Tino, Dal and Raj, Essa and Fernando – told by themselves in short videos - captivated the audience of more than 100 people during the third Movies without Borders Gala in late October.

How-to manual for digital storytelling with immigrants and refugees!!

AFSC’s Area Office of the Carolinas has just completed a how-to manual for a model of our Storyology class: digital storytelling by immigrants and refugees. 

Choose to listen: The storyology digital storytelling project

storytellers

A short film delving into the power of stories to connect and inspire both the storytellers and the listeners.

Storyology: digital storytelling by immigrants and refugees

Storyology Participants, Charlotte, NC

Storyology Participants, Charlotte, NC, October 2010

Through Storyology: Digital Storytelling by Immigrants and Refugees, AFSC empowered immigrants and refugees by imparting new digital literacy skills, lifted up immigrant stories to share with and educate the public, and also built a community of many cultures within the class. 

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