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Braille Institute: Los Angeles Nonprofit Video Production

This is the story of the Braille Institute, which empowers visually impaired people to live lives without limits. Every year, the Braille Institute serves 75,000 people with free programs at six centers throughout Southern California.

Colombia: Business Goes to Quibdó [#4/4] Washington DC Video Production

This is the story of Colombia’s resilience in the face of economic crisis, which allowed it to move forward during an historic peace process. Today, a 53-year civil war with the FARC is a thing of the past, and rural Colombia is enjoying new investment and opportunity. The International Monetary Fund engaged Dorst MediaWorks to tell deeper documentary stories about its work in Vietnam, Ireland, and Colombia. Directed, shot, written, edited, and produced in Washington DC by Steve Dorst.

Colombia, Peace is Good for Business [#3/4] Washington DC Video Production

This is the story of Colombia’s resilience in the face of economic crisis, which allowed it to move forward during an historic peace process. Today, a 53-year civil war with the FARC is a thing of the past, and rural Colombia is enjoying new investment and opportunity. The International Monetary Fund engaged Dorst MediaWorks to tell deeper documentary stories about its work in Vietnam, Ireland, and Colombia. Directed, shot, written, edited, and produced in Washington DC by Steve Dorst.

Colombia: A Tax Reform Succeeds [#2/4] Washington DC Video Production

This is the story of Colombia’s resilience in the face of economic crisis, which allowed it to move forward during an historic peace process. Today, a 53-year civil war with the FARC is a thing of the past, and rural Colombia is enjoying new investment and opportunity. The International Monetary Fund engaged Dorst MediaWorks to tell deeper documentary stories about its work in Vietnam, Ireland, and Colombia. Directed, shot, written, edited, and produced in Washington DC by Steve Dorst.

Colombia: A Peace Plan, Oil Shock, & Crisis [#1/4] Washington DC Video Production

This is the story of Colombia’s resilience in the face of economic crisis, which allowed it to move forward during an historic peace process. Today, a 53-year civil war with the FARC is a thing of the past, and rural Colombia is enjoying new investment and opportunity. The International Monetary Fund engaged Dorst MediaWorks to tell deeper documentary stories about its work in Vietnam, Ireland, and Colombia. Directed, shot, written, edited, and produced in Washington DC by Steve Dorst.

Haiti: Private Sector Development [USAID] Washington DC Video Production

This is the story of Hermine, one of many Haitians working hard to recover after 2010’s devastating earthquake. Hermine  works at a clothing factory. When Hermine’s company receives a grant from USAID to help expand operations, she is promoted. Today, she’s making progress in her dreams of building a house and helping her son pursue his education. This USAID video was produced, directed, shot, written, edited (and aerial cinematography) by Steve Dorst.

WRI Ross Center: The New Mobility Revolution, Washington DC Video Production

At the beginning of the 20thcentury, cars changed everything. People started to move faster and travel farther. But it came with a heavy price. Today, we are entering a new era. WRI Ross Center is introducing a new initiative to transform cities to ensure that the shift to shared, electric and autonomous mobility leads to thriving and sustainable cities for all. Produced in Washington DC by Steve Dorst.

Washington DC USAID Video Production – Ghana

This is the story of Rita Dampson, a shea butter entrepreneur in Ghana who has built her cooperative up to more than 1,000 village women. USAID and the Global Shea Alliance partner to connect women from 21 African countries to the global marketplace. This USAID video was directed and shot by Doug Gritzmacher. Written, edited, and produced by Steve Dorst. Washington DC video production by Dorst MediaWorks.

Ireland, Inc 2.0 [#6/6] Washington DC Video Production

When the Irish Miracle overheated in 2008, a property bubble and banking crisis provoked a severe economic downturn. In part because of regional dynamics and the Great Recession, Ireland’s response was insufficient, and the decline persisted. In late 2010, a troika of institutions responded: the European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the IMF. Despite growing pains, the troika succeeded in stabilizing Ireland’s banks and helping the economy bounce back. This is #6 in a 6-part video series. The International Monetary Fund engaged Dorst MediaWorks to tell deeper documentary stories about its work in Vietnam, Ireland, and Colombia. Directed, shot, written, edited, and produced by Steve Dorst.

Ireland: Austerity, Toward Recovery [#5/6] Washington DC Video Production

When the Irish Miracle overheated in 2008, a property bubble and banking crisis provoked a severe economic downturn. In part because of regional dynamics and the Great Recession, Ireland’s response was insufficient, and the decline persisted. In late 2010, a troika of institutions responded: the European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the IMF. Despite growing pains, the troika succeeded in stabilizing Ireland’s banks and helping the economy bounce back. This is #5 in a 6-part video series. The International Monetary Fund engaged Dorst MediaWorks to tell deeper documentary stories about its work in Vietnam, Ireland, and Colombia. Directed, shot, written, edited, and produced by Steve Dorst.

Ireland: Stress Test Consensus & Bondholder Dispute [#4/6] Washington DC Video Production

When the Irish Miracle overheated in 2008, a property bubble and banking crisis provoked a severe economic downturn. In part because of regional dynamics and the Great Recession, Ireland’s response was insufficient, and the decline persisted. In late 2010, a troika of institutions responded: the European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the IMF. Despite growing pains, the troika succeeded in stabilizing Ireland’s banks and helping the economy bounce back. This is #4 in a 6-part video series. The International Monetary Fund engaged Dorst MediaWorks to tell deeper documentary stories about its work in Vietnam, Ireland, and Colombia. Directed, shot, written, edited, and produced by Steve Dorst.

Ireland: The Troika Comes to Dublin [#3/6] Washington DC Video Production

When the Irish Miracle overheated in 2008, a property bubble and banking crisis provoked a severe economic downturn. In part because of regional dynamics and the Great Recession, Ireland’s response was insufficient, and the decline persisted. In late 2010, a troika of institutions responded: the European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the IMF. Despite growing pains, the troika succeeded in stabilizing Ireland’s banks and helping the economy bounce back. This is #3 in a 6-part video series. The International Monetary Fund engaged Dorst MediaWorks to tell deeper documentary stories about its work in Vietnam, Ireland, and Colombia. Directed, shot, written, edited, and produced by Steve Dorst.

Crisis! Ireland Calls the IMF [#2/6] Washington DC Video Production

When the Irish Miracle overheated in 2008, a property bubble and banking crisis provoked a severe economic downturn. In part because of regional dynamics and the Great Recession, Ireland’s response was insufficient, and the decline persisted. In late 2010, a troika of institutions responded: the European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the IMF. Despite growing pains, the troika succeeded in stabilizing Ireland’s banks and helping the economy bounce back. This is #2 in a 6-part video series. The International Monetary Fund engaged Dorst MediaWorks to tell deeper documentary stories about its work in Vietnam, Ireland, and Colombia. Directed, shot, written, edited, and produced by Steve Dorst.

Ireland, A Celtic Tiger Booms & Busts [#1/6] Washington DC Video Production

This is the story of the Irish Miracle, crisis, and recovery. When the Irish economy overheated in 2008, a property bubble and banking crisis provoked a severe economic downturn. In part because of regional dynamics and the Great Recession, Ireland’s response was insufficient, and the decline persisted. In late 2010, a troika of institutions responded: the European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the IMF. Despite growing pains, the troika succeeded in stabilizing Ireland’s banks and helping the economy bounce back. This is #1 of 6 videos in a series. The International Monetary Fund engaged Dorst MediaWorks to tell deeper documentary stories about its work in Vietnam, Ireland, and Colombia. Directed, shot, written, edited, and produced by Steve Dorst.

Vietnam Rising [IMF] Washington DC Video Production

Opening up to trade and reforming the economy has helped Vietnam lift 40 million people out of poverty over the last three decades. Find out why — and how — the Vietnamese people managed this remarkably fast transition from low-income to middle-income status. Mdm. Nguyen Thi Hong, Deputy Governor of Vietnam’s Central Bank, tells the story. Directed, shot, written, and edited by Steve Dorst.

Privatizing Vietnam’s State-Owned Companies [IMF] Washington DC Video Production

When Vietnam started privatizing state-owned enterprises in the 1980s, the private sector began to flourish. When Vinamilk, a dairy product company, was privatized the company expanded globally, and today is operating in more than 43 countries, surpassing $2 billion revenues in 2016. Directed, shot, written, and edited by Steve Dorst.

FDI in Vietnam [IMF] Washington DC Video Production

Foreign direct investment (FDI) has become a huge driver of growth for Vietnam, attracting businesses seeking large-scale production capacity and skilled workers. Samsung’s Mr. Ha Chan Ho shares his experience working in Vietnam and how this dynamic economy has benefited the company. Directed, shot, written, and edited by Steve Dorst.

Videos for Good [Dorst MediaWorks Reel 2018]

The new 2018 Dorst MediaWorks Reel integrates new footage from 20+ productions in 2017, including stories in Colombia, Ireland, Senegal, and Vietnam for organizations that do good around the world. Every frame was either directed or shot by documentary filmmaker Steve Dorst. Since 2003, we’ve made 250+ videos for 50+ organizations in 25+ countries. For a free consultation: [email protected]

Metamorphosis

In just 30 years, Vietnam has undergone a profound transformation from planned economy to the next Asian Tiger. The IMF sent documentary filmmaker Steve Dorst to Vietnam to search out stories that help explain Vietnam’s rapid rise.

The Power of Education

Vietnam has invested heavily in education, allowing young people to fulfill their dreams of starting their own business. Hear how Nguyen Thu Ha thinks her studies will enable her to be a successful business owner. The IMF sent documentary filmmaker Steve Dorst to Vietnam to search out stories that help explain Vietnam’s rapid rise as a next-generation “Asian tiger” economy.

Partners in Progress

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 able to help. One of many countries hit by the global financial crisis, Ireland faced a major banking crisis that caused mass unemployment and systemic housing foreclosures. Vietnam embarked on major reforms to open up its economy to trade and investment, as it sought to fulfill its ambition to become the latest Asian tiger. Colombia, for its part, required more revenue to weather an historic shock and move forward with the country’s historic peace agreement after 50 years of civil war.  The IMF sent filmmaker Steve Dorst to these three countries, and Steve served as director/shooter/editor/writer/producer.

IMF: Never Refuse the Call

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 and zags, who do countries turn to? The IMF never refuses the call. In 2017, more than 180 countries worked closely with the IMF on issues important to them.

WRI: Ross Prize for Cities, Washington DC Video Production

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 and replicate transformative initiatives that create a ripple effect, igniting citywide change. This nonprofit video produced in Washington DC by Steve Dorst.

CBCMP: “A Huge Difference”

This is the story of how the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture improves how it does business, which helps farmers, spurs the economy, and contributes to stability. This is a USDA program named CBCMP (Capacity Building and Change Management) that is uniquely effective. Since 1964, IESC has worked in 130 countries and helped to create or save over 1.5 million jobs.

Gender CEO Award: Women Powering Africa

MIGA hosted its 2nd Gender CEO Award on International Women’s Day (March 8) to recognize the accomplishments of a CEO, or equivalent, from one of its clients with a record of seeking to create opportunities for women and promoting gender equality. This year’s awardee was Helen Tarnoy, Managing Director of Aldwych International. A pioneer in her field, Ms. Tarnoy has led several business development efforts in Africa since 1997, including the financing of the successful Songas project in Tanzania. She also spent two years as Director General of the Cameroon integrated utility, Sonel, with a workforce of 3,500 people and a turnover of some $180m. Aldwych International received political risk guarantees from MIGA through its investment in Azura Power West Africa Ltd., a company created to develop a 459MW open-cycle gas power plant near Benin City in Edo State, Nigeria.

Turkey: Breakthrough Financing Brings Much-Needed Hospital

This is the story of recent breakthroughs in the application of political risk insurance and liquidity support which are incentivizing private investors to invest in developing countries. MIGA political risk insurance, and an assurance of liquidity from EBRD, for example, recently contributed to a coveted two-notch bump in the rating of a bond issued to raise funds for a hospital PPP project in Turkey. As a result, a new and broader class of investors is now demonstrating interest in this, and similar projects. If scaled up effectively, trillions of dollars currently sitting on the sidelines and earning little interest could be channeled to development projects through such innovations.

Washington DC USAID Video Production: Expanding Microfinance in Rural Lebanon

This is the story of a USAID project, Lebanon Investment in Microfinance Program, which worked with nine microfinance institutions to improve access to finance and increase lending to business owners in rural Lebanon. The program awarded about $10 million in grants to microfinance partners, who then made 14,000 micro-loans totaling more than $30 million. In 2015, the nation’s first microfinance association was formed, which will better serve the needs of small business owners throughout Lebanon. This USAID video was directed, shot, written, edited, and produced by Steve Dorst.

Brazil: Inside the Water Utility Aggregation in the state of Ceará

This is the story of an innovative aggregation model that emerged in Ceará state to support communities in securing reliable, efficient, and sustainable water supplies. In the state of Ceará, in Brazil’s northeast, extending water services in rural areas was a challenge. That is until the State Water and Sanitation Company (CAGECE) created the Integrated Rural Sanitation System (SISAR), an association of community-based service providers, in 1996. This story shows that when communities and water associations work together, it can make a big difference and transform people’s quality of life.

Joining Forces for Better Water Services

Based on the World Bank’s Global Solutions Group report, “Joining Forces for Better Services: When, Why, and How Water and Sanitation Utilities Can Benefit from Working Together.” The video introduces the report and toolkit resources that provide recommendations for successful aggregation. The recommendations are based on evidence and observed experiences rather than on theoretical considerations; and sometimes the advice runs counter to conventional wisdom with regard to aggregation practices.

Washington DC USAID Video Production: Promoting Trade in Ethiopia

This is the story of Mohammed, Sarah, and Abebe, three Ethiopian businesspeople who built successful companies exporting to the United States. It’s also the story of USAID, whose advice and exposure was exactly what these business owners needed. Since 1964, IESC has worked in 130 countries and helped to create or save over 1.5 million jobs. This USAID video was directed, shot, written, edited, and produced by Steve Dorst.

By Afghans, for Afghans: Point of View (Herschel Weeks)

This is the story of Herschel Weeks, an American aid worker who has led projects in challenging places around the world for the past 25 years. As Chief of Party for a USDA program named CBCMP (Capacity Building and Change Management) Herschel shares why he thinks this is the most successful project he’s ever worked on. Since 1964, IESC has worked in 130 countries and helped to create or save over 1.5 million jobs.

Afghanistan: Taking Stock of a Modern Ministry

This is the story of the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture: wits more than 9,000 staff and tens of millions of dollars of new donor investments,  it needed a way to track its assets. This is also the story of a USDA program named CBCMP (Capacity Building and Change Management) that helped them do it. Since 1964, IESC has worked in 130 countries and helped to create or save over 1.5 million jobs.

Strengthening Corporate Governance in Fragile and Conflict-affected Countries

Today many countries face political instability or are struggling to emerge from years of conflict. This threatens to destroy once vibrant businesses, sending more people into poverty. IFC works in fragile and conflict-affected countries to help businesses weather the difficulties through stronger corporate governance and by building up companies’ resilience, so they can emerge from crisis as powerful engines of economic growth. For more information, visit: www.ifc.org/corporategovernance

IFC Corporate Governance Advisory Services

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, provides a range of specialized services designed to strengthen companies by improving corporate governance. In addition to providing assessments, improvement plans, and training, IFC also provides advice on improving board effectiveness, family business governance and the control environment. For more information, visit www.ifc.org/corporategovernance

Tackling Fragility, Conflict and Violence

Addressing the global challenge of fragility, conflict and violence is key to ending poverty and promoting shared prosperity. Fragility affects countries at all income levels, and risks such as enmate change and natural disasters can further destabilize communities. To tackle this complex landscape, the World Bank Group is taking a broader approach to fragility by focusing on prevention, and engaging during active conflict, transition and recovery. Humanitarian-development-peace partnerships are critical to success.

Romania: Inside the Aggregation of Raja Constanta

The aggregation of the Romanian water utility Raja Constanta was meant to improve performance, environmental standards, and efficiency. The expansion of the service area extended to both rural and urban areas, and ultimately 278 million Euros from the EU helped make much-needed infrastructure upgrades. The scope was comprehensive, covering both water and wastewater through production, distribution, collection, and treatment. Initially, aggregation was perceived as a top-down takeover of water services, and some localities were opposed to the design and especially the tariff increases. Ultimately, as leaders aligned local and national interests, the reform became more popular. And it set the stage for modern services for the next generations of Romanians.

Emerging Senegal: Guaranteed

This is the story of the Dakar Port, and how Senegal got a world-class container terminal thanks to the investments of Dubai Port World. It’s also the story of Standard Chartered Bank and MIGA, the risk insurance arm of the World Bank Group, which worked together to finance this big-ticket infrastructure project. Today, the regional economy is benefiting, and any company that imports or exports is learning that “time is money.”

#IESCsparks

Since 1964, IESC has been working around the world to bring the spark that makes dreams burn brighter. IESC is the nonprofit that means business.

Women for Women International: Who We Are

In countries affected by conflict and war, Women for Women International supports the most marginalized women to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support. By using skills, knowledge, and resources, she is able to create sustainable change for herself, her family, and community.

Como é Tua Experiência .ORG? — ARTE — Agência de Redes Para Juventude (Português)

This is the story of Agência de Redes Para Juventude, a Brazilian nonprofit that fights for social transformation through art and culture. And the story of the Public Interest Registry, the global institution behind the popular “.ORG” Internet suffix, which is popularizing “.ORG” around the world. Directed, shot, and edited by Steve Dorst.

By Afghans, for Afghans: Point of View (Mohammad Jaqob Hotak)

This is the story of Dr. Jaqob, the director of HR at the 9,000-member Ministry of Agriculture in Kabul. Following the war, his office is in shambles, unable to help millions of Afghan farmers. Despite 10 years of traditional international aid, not much has changed. That is, until a novel USDA program named CBCMP (Capacity Building and Change Management) proves uniquely effective. Here, Dr. Jaqob explains what made the crucial difference. Since 1964, IESC has worked in 130 countries and helped to create or save over 1.5 million jobs. Directed, shot, and edited by Steve Dorst.

Washington DC USAID Video Production: Ethiopia’s Tikur Abay Targets America

This is the story of Abebe, who owns a shoe company in Ethiopia. Working with USAID, what can he do to break into the massive U.S. market? Since 1964, IESC has worked in 130 countries and helped to create or save over 1.5 million jobs. This USAID video was directed, shot, written, produced and edited by Steve Dorst.

Washington DC USAID Video Production: Lebanon & Samir’s Cattle Business

This is the story of Samir, who almost gives up cattle farming before finally building a thriving business. And the microfinance institution Emkan, which is extending loans to fishermen and farmers in Lebanon for the first time. Since 1964, IESC has worked in 130 countries and helped to create or save over 1.5 million jobs. This USAID video was directed, shot, written, produced, and edited by Steve Dorst.

By Afghans, for Afghans: Point of View (Noor Seddiq)

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. As Deputy Chief of Party for a USDA program named CBCMP (Capacity Building and Change Management) Noor is a bridge between the U.S., program staff (99% of whom are Afghan), and the Ministry of Agriculture and its farmers. Since 1964, IESC has worked in 130 countries and helped to create or save over 1.5 million jobs. Directed, shot, and edited by Steve Dorst.

Afghanistan: From Ledgers to Biometrics

This is the story of a transformation. After the war, the Afghanistan Ministry of Agriculture is in disarray. Staff stand in line for an hour to sign in for work (if they come at all) and accounts maintain paper records. Through a USDA program named CBCMP (Capacity Building and Change Management) the Ministry undergoes an array of productivity and process improvements. Since 1964, IESC has worked in 130 countries and helped to create or save over 1.5 million jobs. Directed, shot, and edited by Steve Dorst.

Washington DC USAID Video Production: Birth of Ethiopia’s NovaStar Garments

This is the story of Mohammed, who moves back to Ethiopia after 18 years in the U.S. to open a textile factory. The problem is, he doesn’t have much experience, or any buyers. It’s also the story of USAID, whose initial support gives Mohammed just the market exposure he needs to rapidly expand his business. Since 1964, IESC has worked in 130 countries and helped to create or save over 1.5 million jobs. This USAID video was directed, shot, produced, written, and edited by Steve Dorst.

Azerbaijan: Corporate Governance

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 in the fast-changing economy of Azerbaijan. The International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, works around the world to promote sustainable private investment in developing countries. Directed, shot, and edited by Steve Dorst.

Washington DC Video Production – Egypt: Family Business Governance

This is the story of two Lebanese families, the Freijis and Nasrallahs, and their Egypt-based industrial company, the Wadi Group. When they made fundamental improvements to Wadi’s board structure, that was when the company really began to grow. The International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, works around the world to promote sustainable private investment in developing countries. Directed, shot, and edited by Steve Dorst from the Dorst MediaWorks video production studio in Washington DC.

Colombia: Family Business Governance

This is the story of Colombia’s Carvajal family, how it is transforming the business practices of a multi-generational family business to meet the challenges of global expansion. The International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, works around the world to promote sustainable private investment in developing countries. Directed, shot, and edited by Steve Dorst.

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

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 benefiting HIV survivors in Zimbabwe. Where youth have been hardest hit, you sometimes find the greatest stories of hope. Directed, shot, and edited by Steve Dorst from the Dorst MediaWorks documentary studio in Washington DC.

Washington DC USAID Video Production: Lebanon & Hala’s Flower Shop

This is the story of Hala, who had a passion for flower arranging and used to dream of starting her own business. And the microfinance institution Vitas, which is extending loans to women entrepreneurs in Lebanon for the first time. Since 1964, IESC has worked in 130 countries and helped to create or save over 1.5 million jobs. This USAID video was directed, shot, written, produced, and edited by Steve Dorst.

Washington DC Video Production – Kenya: “Kinote’s Story” (in Japanese) for IFC

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 and market access to smallholder farmers in Kenya for the first time. Since 2005, the World Bank Group’s inclusive business unit has worked with over 300 inclusive businesses in over 80 countries, helping to reach more than 250 million people. This short doc was filmed in Meru, mastered in English, with additional distribution to stakeholders in Japan. Directed, shot, and edited by Steve Dorst at the Dorst MediaWorks studio in Washington DC.

Mexico: Delfino’s Story

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 for low-income home buyers in Mexico. Since 2005, the World Bank Group’s inclusive business unit has worked with over 300 inclusive businesses in over 80 countries, helping to reach more than 250 million people. Directed, shot, and edited by Steve Dorst.

Afghanistan: Empowering Women Farmers

After the war, Afghan farmers — particularly women farmers — were getting virtually no support from the government. This is the story of how the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture improves how it does business, which helps farmers, spurs the economy, and contributes to stability. This is a USDA program named CBCMP (Capacity Building and Change Management) that is uniquely effective. Since 1964, IESC has worked in 130 countries and helped to create or save over 1.5 million jobs. Directed, shot, and edited by Steve Dorst.

Washington DC USAID Video Production: Ethiopia & Sara’s Handicraft Passion

This is the story of Sara, a fashion designer from Ethiopia. Not long ago, she had seven employees and was struggling to turn a profit in the local market. Today she has more than 400 employees and her designs appear in major retailers such as J. Crew. What was the difference? The support of USAID. Since 1964, IESC has worked in 130 countries and helped to create or save over 1.5 million jobs. This USAID video was directed, shot, written, produced, and edited by Steve Dorst.

Washington DC Health Video Production – Philippines: “Maxima’s Story” for IFC

This is the story of Maxima, who goes from waiting in line every day for hours for well water to having clean running water in her own home. And the company Manila Water, which is connecting low-income famiies to water for the first time. What a difference it makes for her family, her business, and her future! Since 2005, the World Bank Group’s inclusive business unit has worked with over 300 inclusive businesses in over 80 countries, helping to reach more than 250 million people. Directed, shot, and edited by Steve Dorst at the Dorst MediaWorks video production studio in Washington DC.

 

Como é Tua Experiência .ORG? AfroReggae (Português)

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 Public Interest Registry, the global institution behind the popular “.ORG” Internet suffix, which is popularizing “.ORG” around the world. Directed, shot, and edited by Steve Dorst.

Washington DC USAID Video Production: Lebanon & Rabih’s Fishing Business

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 the microfinance institution Al Majmoua, which is extending loans to rural entrepreneurs in Lebanon for the first time. Since 1964, IESC has worked in 130 countries and helped to create or save over 1.5 million jobs. This USAID video was directed, shot, written, produced, and edited by Steve Dorst.