storytelling

March 28, 2019
This video is from a storytelling project produced by CBC's Short Docs. HERE'S HOW THE PRODUCERS DESCRIBE THIS STORYTELLING PROJECT: “It’s been a bumpy road, but I try to keep my thoughts positive.” Terence, 22, lives in a Toronto homeless shelter. He uses a camera phone to share his life and plans for the future. This video is part of RED BUTTON, an innovative storytelling project where the documentary subjects become the filmmakers. In the first series of RED BUTTON stories, homeless youth in Toronto used camera phones to film their lives. Participants were given audio/video gear and...
March 28, 2019
This video is from a storytelling project produced by CBC's Short Docs. HERE'S HOW THE PRODUCERS DESCRIBE THIS STORYTELLING PROJECT: “I don’t want to be a career homeless person.” Rabbit, 23, is homeless and has an addiction to fentanyl and other opioids. He was given a camera phone and captured a day in his life. This video is part of RED BUTTON, an innovative storytelling project where the documentary subjects become the filmmakers. In the first series of RED BUTTON stories, homeless youth in Toronto used camera phones to film their lives. Participants were given audio/video gear and...
June 14, 2018
This storytelling project was produced by CBC's Short Docs. HERE'S HOW THE PRODUCERS DESCRIBE THIS STORYTELLING PROJECT: RED BUTTON is an innovative storytelling project where the documentary subjects become the filmmakers. In the first series of RED BUTTON stories, homeless youth in Toronto used camera phones to film their lives. Participants were given audio/video gear and offered a workshop to learn the basics of filmmaking. The homeless youth featured also received one-on-one guidance from professional filmmakers. Then they captured their world from the inside and their footage was cut...
March 28, 2018
YouthREX Research Summaries ask Just Six Questions of research publications on key youth issues. These summaries get at what the youth sector needs to know in just two pages or less!     1. What was this research about? This research is about how anti-Black racism is experienced by Black people in Canada. It focuses on the different layers of anti-Black racism experienced, and how even those invested in fighting anti-Black racism are sometimes implicated in how it operates.   2. Where did the research take place? The observations and reflections on which this article is based took place at...
June 24, 2016
This factsheet was created by Sarah Switzer and Ilona Alex Abramovich for the Empower Project. Digital stories can be the combination of text, pictures and graphics, video, voice and music to create a 2-8 minute first person narrative used for research, health promotion, community development, policy change, etc. Digital stories revolve around a chosen theme (e.g. a snapshot of time) and often contain a particular viewpoint. Digital storytelling brings social media and firsthand experience together to educate and inform the public. Here's a sneak peak of what you can find in this factsheet:...
October 16, 2015
This research used a structured storytelling narrative methodology to capture the lived experience of youth participants to identify effective factors that helped them in three programs in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, California. Thirty-nine youth aged 8–17 participated in two storytelling protocols at their home sites; one was a written narrative of a vivid experience in the project, and the second was a group story about a character who had been a participant. Categorical content analysis reported the following themes: positive peer experiences, caring adults, family atmosphere and...