Featured Work

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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Short Films

A Global Portfolio

Dorst MediaWorks' specialty is producing videos for international development organizations. These stories often feature beneficiaries and show how projects improve their lives. They illustrate development results, raise awareness, or mobilize funds. Topics include: health, agriculture, governance, the environment, gender, microfinance, and education. Dorst has directed and produced on five continents, filming in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, the Philippines, Senegal, and Zimbabwe. Clients include: USAID and its implementers, the World Bank Group and its partners, and international nonprofits. Award-winning films, emphatic storytelling, global reach—celebrating how sustainable development transforms lives.

Documentary filmmaker

Steve Dorst

I am a documentary filmmaker based in 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 dozens of short documentary films for international development organizations …

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Blog & Twitter

The 6 Most Epic International Development Videos Ever

Here in Washington, DC, we have a lot of smart people working to make a difference in international development, and a cluster of global nonprofits, USAID subcontractors, and multilaterals.

With all this competition, it can be tough for you—a communications professional—to get the word out about your organization’s results.

As the founding producer of Dorst MediaWorks, I’ve specialized in video production for international development organizations since 2003. My primary counterparts are

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