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Los Angeles Documentary Video Production – JOBS for G.I.s (trailer) for DirecTV

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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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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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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Washington DC Video Production – 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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Washington DC Health Video Production – Zimbabwe: “Tich’s Story” for CRS

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 organization 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 280+ videos for organizations that do good around the world …meet our team

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This USAID Video in Haiti Shows USAID is Working to End Poverty

Based in Washington, DC, USAID is the world’s premier international development agency. USAID works to help improve lives, strengthen communities, and advance democracy. As its website says, “USAID’s work advances U.S. national security and economic prosperity; demonstrates American generosity; and promotes a path to recipient self-reliance and resilience.”

So we at Dorst MediaWorks were proud to have been selected to work with subcontractor Nathan Associates to tell the story of USAID’s investment in Haiti’s private sector.

Our Washington, D.C. video production team set off for Port-au-Prince to spend a week documenting Haiti’s progress. What we encountered was a country that is still mired in extreme poverty, but with certain bright spots of hope.

This video production shows the experience of one factory employee, Hermine, who after suffering the devastating effects of the Haiti earthquake, is one step closer to her dream of owning her own home and providing a solid education for

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