@EverydayIncareation Accepting Submissions

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Since we’ve been making Fight Hate with Love, we’ve had the privilege of meeting amazing people working on projects that aim to get to the stories behind the statistics of mass incarceration. A prime example is @EverydayIncarceration--a collaborative Instagram feed that tells visual stories about the impact of 40 years of mass incarceration in the United States. Check it out. In addition to the intimate nature of the imagery and stories, one of the most stunning elements of the project is its commitment to explore a participatory approach towards storytelling. In that vein, it is seeking submissions from people who have been impacted by incarceration at some point, in some way. Here are the details: @EverydayIncarceration is now accepting submissions of images, videos and stories that talk about the effects of incarceration in America that are not often discussed in mainstream media. Photographers need not be established professionals. Individuals from diverse backgrounds…

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Attendees of Neighborhood Centers' "H-Town Stories" premiere interact with displays. Photo Credit: Neighborhood Centers Inc.

Data, Dollars And Love: How MediaStorm Measures the Impact of Our Films

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Today’s post is from Samia Khan, MediaStorm’s Director of Partnership Development. 

One of the questions I am often asked is “what is the impact of MediaStorm’s films?” It’s a reasonable question. After all, we ask clients to invest their time and resources into a project that simply unfolds. We ask our clients to trust us and to understand that no matter what happens, we’ll deliver a product that tells their story like none other. It’s a lot to ask. We get that. So we’ve made a commitment to measure impact, to develop metrics that help us answer that fundamental question – “why should I invest my limited resources in a MediaStorm production?”

In the coming weeks, you’ll see the results section of our most recent project, H-Town Stories for Neighborhood Centers Inc., packed with data. We’ll tell you how many people attended the film premiere on September 18th; how many people were moved to sign up as volunteers as a result of the film; whether any dollars were raised. We know we live in a world obsessed with numbers so we’ll jump on that bandwagon too.

But what I won’t be able to describe is the sense of connection, empathy, and love that took place at Sundance Cinema on September 18th. I won’t be able to accurately describe how moved everyone was by the stories they saw, and how inspired they were by the families portrayed in the films.

Attendees of Neighborhood Centers’ H-Town Stories premiere interact with displays. Photo credit: Neighborhood Centers Inc.


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