tell stories, move masses
A digital story that recalls the filmmaker's mother's disappearance and his relationship to his father that led him to work as a journalist. This deeply person story was created as a gift for the filmmaker's father.
A digital story that recalls the filmmaker's struggle to rebuild a relationship with his mother after her long absence.
let the water do the work
After years of simply not knowing, I finally asked my mother how she faced her greatest challenge in life. (Outfront, CBC Radio, 2005.)
nina & arne
When my cousin Arne was looking for love, he began caring for Nina, a woman with a rare and debilitating form of Multiple Sclerosis. (Outfront, CBC Radio, 2004.)
Winner of the Gabriel Award from the Catholic Academy and the Dave Rogers Award from the Association of Electronic Journalists (RTNDA) for Best Short Feature, National Broadcast.
My current research focuses on creating counter-narratives about long-term heroin users through digital storytelling and social photo documentary. I'm also producing a research-creation project in the form of an interactive documentary focused on my mother's recent death and the birth of my son. The purpose is to explore representation of the witness, absence, and death and dying in documentary.
Find out about our storytelling workshops:
StoryTurns collaborates with organizations around the world to facilitate empowering digital storytelling workshops. Trained facilitators support participants in brainstorming, script writing, taking photos, story boarding and video editing. By the end of the workshop, each participant has created their own film.
A short video about our digital storytelling workshops.
My Mother's Light
By Lenee Son
Lenee Son explores how her mother's Cambodian origins have shaped their relationship. The story was produced by StoryTurns and Aaron Goodman.