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Our mission is to make the world a more just and sustainable place by being the best boutique video production studio for organizations like yours — that are working to make the world a better place.

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Washington DC Video Production Services – 2019 reel – Dorst MediaWorks “Videos for Good”

Short | 2019 | 1:00

Hi, I’m Steve Dorst. I started Dorst MediaWorks in 2002 to help organizations show results through inspiring documentary-style videos. That journey has taken our team…

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Washington DC Video Production Services: “Metrocable” (Ross Prize finalist)

Short | 2019 | 3:39

Metrocable is helping to shift the boundaries of urban opportunity through an innovative transport system in Medellín, Colombia. Credits: Produced, directed, shot, written, edited by…

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Washington DC USAID Video Production: 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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Washington DC Government Video Production: “Annie’s Story,” Millennium Challenge Corporation in Malawi

Short | 2018 | 2:06

This is the story of Annie's tragic loss and her new passion. It's also the story of how the Millennium Challenge Corporation helped Malawian women…

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Washington DC Video Production: “Partners in Progress” The IMF in Ireland, Vietnam & Colombia

Short | 2017 | 6:30

Policymakers from Ireland, Vietnam, and Colombia speak about their journeys to overcome financial difficulties and build stronger economies, and how the International Monetary Fund was…

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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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Washington DC Video Production: Ross Prize for Cities, Who We Are

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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Washington DC Video Production Services: “SWaCH” (Ross Prize finalist)

Short | 2019 | 4:06

SWaCH Pune Seva Sahakari Sanstha is a member-owned cooperative for waste pickers that is helping to clean up the streets of Pune, India. Credits: Produced,…

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Dorst MediaWorks, Inc. is a Washington, DC video production company helping international organizations show results with documentary-style videos. Since 2002, we’ve worked at the highest level of international development and relief, with USAID, the World Bank, and dozens of nonprofits that are changing the world one person at a time. That journey has taken our team to 50+ countries. Our mission is to be the best video production company for organizations that do good. When we film around the world, we are committed to treating our clients, subjects, and crew well, especially across cultural and language barriers. Award-winning, human-centered videos, emphatic storytelling, global reach from Washington, DC. Videos for Good ©.

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Steve Dorst

Founder Steve Dorst is a documentary filmmaker based in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. His documentary films include Dani’s Twins (2021), 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 350+ videos for organizations that do good around the world …meet our team

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Making a Film in Benin? 🇧🇯 19 Things You Need to Know

I just returned from my first film shoot to Benin, in west Africa.

After being off the radar for most Americans, Benin has been in the news with the release of Hollywood’s “The Woman King.” But the producers stirred up controversy by filming in South Africa, nowhere near the authentic homeland of the Kingdom of Dahomey.

Meanwhile, as if to reassert a claim to its own history, Benin unveiled three impressive national monuments, including a 100-foot high Amazon statue honoring Dahomey’s women warriors.

Despite the new attention, Benin is still off-the-beaten path, with an undiscovered feel, and a fascinating, diverse culture. Without a film industry, however, producing here requires preparation.

Here are 19 bits of advice to help you succeed.

1. No Covid vaccine required 💉
I didn’t need to show my Covid vaccination card, but brought it just in case. Here’s more from the Beninese Government related to the reduction of preventive measures.

2. Passport control: Get your E-Visa 🛂
If

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