Access to Media Education Society launches the ChARTing Change Art Contest on December 15th, 2020. This contest is designed to motivate youth ages 14-18 to create art that activates system change. It centers the visions of the next generation of leaders and encourages them to
Join us online for the Access to Media Education Society’s 24th Annual General Meeting. We recognize the turbulent waters we’re in. This virtual gathering is a chance to safely connect with members of the extended AMES family. Hear what we’ve been up to this year and what’s to come.
During our initial research interviews, mentors and facilitators shared what they’d learned about Community Digital Storytelling (CDS), based on their years of experience. All of the program designs discussed here share characteristics with the first model we looked at: Working with Communities as a Filmmaker and Mentor.
Community Digital Storytelling grows out of our experiences in the world, shared as stories. Our strategy, as mentors developing new approaches to storytelling, is to create and hold open a receptive and welcoming space.
“I really look at digital storytelling as a way to empower our people because we have so many stories, and so much to share that’s often ignored and overlooked.”
“My people will sleep for one hundred years, but when they awake, it will be the artists who give them their spirit back.”
?Trauma, illness and grief create frightening forests of pain, with unfamiliar roads?. In such a context, listening to stories suggests myriad pathways out of dark forests.? – Dr. Sun Wolf
“It blows my mind what people will share and blows my mind how honest and brave people are to tell their stories.”
Lisa g. Nielsen, Our World
Brave stories require safe and supportive spaces for them to emerge into.
WHAT is Community Digital Storytelling?
Participatory media, video ethnography, community-based production, place-based storytelling, community-located filmmaking
These are but a few of the many phrases that have been used over the years to describe the sector/movement/field that we’ll be calling Community Digital Storytelling (CDS) in this series of blog posts.