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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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Short Films

A Global Portfolio

Dorst MediaWorks' specialty is producing short documentary films for development organizations. These stories 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. Clients include: USAID and its partners, Catholic Relief Services, International Executive Service Corps, IFC, PIR, the Red Cross, USDA, Women for Women International, and the World Bank Group.

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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Sundance 2018: Nothin’ but Docs!

Sundance is even better than I anticipated. I watched nine documentaries in three days, met a hero of mine, braved the cold, boxed for photos, and soaked up Main Street life in the snow.

Main Street, a little tomfoolery

I arrived Tuesday excited. Sundance is, after all, atop the pantheon of North American film festivals for documentaries, along with Tribeca, SXSW, Full Frame, New York Film Festival, True/False, and Hot Docs.

For years, I was hoping my first time would be with my own doc. Being

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