Digital Stories are short multi-media videos created by community members using text, voice-over, pictures, and music. Through digital storytelling, local youth, adults, and organization leaders are given the opportunity to share their perspectives or stories about domestic violence with the rest of the community. Digital Stories have proven to be invaluable educational and outreach tools in our work to raise awareness and start conversations about the issue. Click on the link to view our current Featured Digital Story or select a story located in our archive section. For more information about producing digital stories or to order copies of digital stories on DVD, please contact Close to Home at 617.929.5151.
Digital storytelling is based on the premise that people are expert storytellers of their own experiences, and that every individual has a story worthy of sharing with others. Digital storytelling began in resistance to modern methods of mass media in which outsiders often come into communities and tell people’s stories for them, in exploitive or inaccurate ways. To date, digital storytelling has been used in many different areas of the United States and across the globe on diverse issues such as sexual violence prevention, domestic violence prevention, community development, youth violence, racism, and environmental justice.
For additional information about digital storytelling, visit the links below:
Center for Digital Storytelling
The Center for Digital Storytelling is a California-based non-profit arts organization rooted in the art of personal storytelling, assisting young people and adults in using the tools of digital media to craft, record, share, and value the stories of individuals and communities in ways that improve all of our lives.
Creative Narrations is a consulting organization specializing in multimedia support and training for non-profit and educational institutions. Bringing together narrative, technology, and community building, Creative Narrations’ mission is to provide organizations with the ability to document and represent the voices and images of change.
MassImpact’s mission is to facilitate a collaborative effort amongst Computer Technology Centers that enhances site capacity, maximizes use of computer technology by local residents and encourages information exchange and skills transfer as a core strategy for long-term operational viability, community responsiveness, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Silence speaks strives to make the voices of survivors and witnesses of abuse the centerpiece of violence prevention and social justice efforts. Silence Speaks provides multi-media production and digital storytelling workshops in support of healing and violence prevention.
"They See Too Much"
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This digital story about Dorchester was produced by participants in a multimedia for community development workshop.