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Jobs for G.I.s

Film | 2015 | 1:24:00

STORY Jobs for G.I.s documents the struggles vets face finding a job when they separate from the military. Set in Los Angeles, which has the…

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Lebanon: Rabih’s Fishing Business

Short | 2014 | 03:46

This is the story of Rabih, who struggles to make a living as a fisherman before buying a new boat and building his business. And…

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Azerbaijan: Corporate Governance

Short | 2011 | 09:49

This is the story of a donor, a banker, a businessman, a regulator, a journalist, and a professor -- all who've contributed to improving the corporate governance…

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Kenya: Kinote’s Story (in Japanese)

Short | 2013 | 03:58

This is the story of Kinote, who almost gives up farming before learning profitable coffee production. And the company Ecom SMS, which is providing training…

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By Afghans, for Afghans: Point of View (Noor Seddiq)

Short | 2014 | 02:39

This is the story of Noor Seddiq, an Afghan national who after 25 years living in the U.S. has returned to help rebuild the country.…

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Como é Tua Experiência .ORG? AfroReggae (Português)

Short | 2013 | 01:14

This is the story of Grupo Cultural AfroReggae, a Brazilian nonprofit that fights for social transformation through art and culture. And the story of the…

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Mexico: Delfino’s Story

Short | 2013 | 04:16

This is the story of Delfino, who goes from being evicted to owning his first house. And the company Vinte, which is building affordable housing…

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Videos for Good

A Global Portfolio

Dorst MediaWorks' specialty is producing videos for international organizations that do good. Typically we work directly with our clients' Director of Communications to tell stories that help illustrate results, raise awareness, or mobilize funds. These stories often feature beneficiaries and show how projects improve their lives. Clients include: USAID and its implementers, the World Bank Group and its partners, and nonprofits with operations all around the world. Award-winning films, emphatic storytelling, global reach—celebrating how YOUR projects transform lives.

Documentary filmmaker

Steve Dorst

I am a documentary filmmaker based in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. My feature documentary films include Jobs For GIs (2015), Shattered Sky (2012), and Volcanic Sprint (2007). You can watch them on DirecTV, PBS, iTunes, Hulu, and Amazon. I’ve produced 200+ videos for international organizations …

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Video Storytelling: Visual Primacy and the Hero’s Quest

I’m a lucky man. Yesterday, I got to talk about my two passions–documentary filmmaking and international development–as one of four panelists at the Society for International Development’s (SID) “Storytelling with Data” event in Washington, D.C.

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SID’s DC chapter aims to be a “global town square” by convening development professionals from across the spectrum. Since I make videos for international development organizations, they invited me.

 

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Left to right: moderator Elizabeth

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