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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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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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IMF: Never Refuse the Call

Short | 2017 | 2:38

Economic hardship can strike anywhere. Before World War II, countries rarely sought outside advice on monetary and fiscal policy. But as the global economy zigs…

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WRI Ross Prize for Cities

Short | 2017 | 1:12

With the generous support of visionary business leader and philanthropist Stephen M. Ross, WRI Ross Center is announcing a global competition designed to identify, celebrate…

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Zimbabwe: Tich’s Story

Short | 2011 | 04:20

This is the story of the brave and immensely talented Tichaona Mudhobi, or "Tich." And the story of Catholic Relief Services and its humanitarian arm…

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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.

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Steve Dorst

Founder Steve Dorst is a documentary filmmaker based in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. His 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. Through Dorst MediaWorks, Dorst has produced 250+ videos for organizations that do good around the world …

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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.

I kicked things off by asking people

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