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Dorst MediaWorks | Videos for Good … We help US-based international organizations show results through inspiring, documentary-style videos. The proof is in our 280+ videos with 50+ clients in 25+ countries, since 2002. Our clients include USAID and its subcontractors, the World Bank Group and its partners, and diverse international nonprofits that are changing the world one person, one project at a time. We’re committed to authentic character-based storytelling that shows results, mobilizes funds, and raises awareness. Topics include: health, agriculture, the environment, gender, small business, and education. Award-winning films, emphatic storytelling, global reach. Washington, DC video production services.

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#IESCsparks

2017Time: 00:57IESC

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.

Washington DC Video Production: “FDI in Vietnam,” The IMF & Vietnam

2018Time: 2:29IMF

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 […]

Washington DC USAID Video Production: “Samir’s Cattle Business,” USAID in Lebanon

2014Time: 04:07USAID

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 […]

Washington DC Sustainable Development Video Production: By Afghans, for Afghans (POV, Herschel Weeks)

2014Time: 2:24USDA

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 […]

Washington DC Video Production: “Business Goes to Quibdó,” [#4/4] The IMF in Colombia

2018Time: 3:18IMF

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 […]

Washington DC Video Production: “A Celtic Tiger Booms & Busts” [#1/6] The IMF in Ireland

2018Time: 2:11IMF

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 […]

Washington DC Video Production Services: “SARSAI” (Ross Prize winner), Director’s Cut

2019Time: 1:00WRI Ross Center

SARSAI, a program by the non-profit Amend, is providing a safer walk to a brighter future for students in high-risk school areas across Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and other sub-Saharan […]

Washington DC Sustainable Development Video Production: By Afghans, for Afghans: POV, Noor Seddiq

2014Time: 02:39USDA

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 […]

Mexico: Delfino’s Story

2013Time: 04:16World Bank Group

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 […]

Washington DC Video Production Services: Metrocable (Ross Prize finalist), Director’s Cut

2019Time: 1:00WRI Ross Prize

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 Steve Dorst

Washington DC Sustainable Development Video Production: Afghanistan, From Ledgers to Biometrics

2014Time: 03:47USDA

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 […]

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

2019Time: 3:43WRI Ross Prize

The Eskişehir Urban Development Project has reinvigorated a river and city, helping to create a new sense of what’s possible in Eskişehir, Turkey. Credits: Produced, directed, shot, written, edited by […]

Washington DC Video Production: “Peace is Good for Business” [#3/4] The IMF in Colombia

2018Time: 2:27IMF

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 […]

Strengthening Corporate Governance in Fragile and Conflict-affected Countries

2016Time: 7:03IFC

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 […]

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

2013Time: 01:11PIR

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 […]

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

2018Time: 3:05IMF

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 […]

Washington DC Climate Video Production: Combating Land Degradation, Global Environment Facility

2014Time: 5:27GEF

Imagine waiting for months for scarce rain that only erodes the soil instead of nurturing it. Land degradation is a complex problem that requires holistic solutions. See the video in […]

Washington DC Video Production: “Stress Test Consensus & Bondholder Dispute” [#4/6] The IMF in Ireland

2018Time: 2:51

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 […]

Washington DC USAID Video Production: Promoting Trade in Ethiopia

2014Time: 4:48IESC

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 […]

Washington DC Water Video Production: “Inside the Water Utility Aggregation in Brazil,” World Bank Group

2017Time: 4:32World Bank Water

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 […]

Washington DC Water Video Production: “Joining Forces for Better Water Services,” World Bank Group

2017Time: 2:11World Bank Water

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 […]

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

2014Time: 03:49USAID

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 […]

IFC Corporate Governance Advisory Services

2015Time: 3:13IFC

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 […]

Washington DC Video Production Services: “Economic Stability is Like Fresh Air,” The IMF in Ghana

2018Time: 3:09IMF

In early 2017 Ghana’s economy faced multiple challenges ranging from declining GDP to a high fiscal deficit. Find out how the IMF partnered with Ghana to face these challenges. Credits: […]

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

2018Time: 1:24MCC

This is the story of Emily’s new business, beekeeping, and her improved quality of life. It’s also the story of how the Millennium Challenge Corporation helped Malawian women in river […]

Washington DC Sustainable Development Video Production: By Afghans, for Afghans: POV, Mohammad Jaqob Hotak

2014Time: 03:15USDA

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 […]

Washington DC Video Production: “Metamorphosis,” The IMF & Vietnam

2017Time: 1:27IMF

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 […]

Washington DC Video Production Services: “The Power of Education,” The IMF & Vietnam

2017Time: 1:32IMF

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 […]

Washington DC Sustainable Development Video Production: Afghanistan, Taking Stock of a Modern Ministry

2014Time: 2:16USDA

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 […]

Washington DC Government Video Production: “Powering Malawi,” The Millennium Challenge Corporation in Malawi

2018Time: 3:25MCC

This is the story of Malawi’s power sector reforms and how it is spurring economic growth and poverty reduction by by improving the availability, reliability and quality of the power […]

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

2018Time: 1:33WRI

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 […]

Washington DC Video Production Services: MIGA 30th Anniversary [Japanese captions]

2018Time: 2:34MIGA

The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency is a branch of the World Bank. This year, it celebrates 30 years working to promote cross-border investment in developing countries by providing guarantees (political […]

Washington DC Video Production: “Breakthrough Financing Brings Much-Needed Hospital,” MIGA in Turkey

2017Time: 3:19MIGA

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 […]

Washington DC USAID Video Production: “Ghana & The Global Shea Alliance”

2018Time: 2:55USAID

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 […]

Washington DC Video Production: “Privatizing Vietnam’s State-Owned Companies,” The IMF & Vietnam

2018Time: 3:06IMF

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 […]

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

2019Time: 3:51WRI Ross Prize

Asiye eTafuleni (AeT) is co-creating a more inclusive city in the markets of Warwick Junction, Durban, South Africa. Credits: Produced, directed, shot, written, edited by Dorst MediaWorks.

Washington DC USAID Video Production: Expanding Microfinance in Rural Lebanon

2014Time: 4:42USAID

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 […]

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

2017Time: 6:30IMF

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 […]

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

2019Time: 1:00Orgs that do good

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 to more than 50 countries. […]

Washington DC Water Video Production: “Romania: Inside the Aggregation of Raja Constanta” World Bank Group

2017Time: 4:50World Bank Water

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 […]

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

2014Time: 03:46USAID

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, […]

Washington DC Video Production: “Tackling Fragility, Conflict, and Violence,” World Bank Group

2017Time: 3:14World Bank Group

Fragility, conflict, and violence (FCV) is a critical development challenge that threatens both low- and middle-income countries. The share of the extreme poor living in conflict-affected situations is expected to […]

Washington DC Video Production: “Emerging Senegal: Guaranteed,” MIGA in Africa

2017Time: 4:15MIGA

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 […]

Washington DC USAID Video Production: Haiti, Private Sector Development

2018Time: 3:26USAID

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 […]

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

2017Time: 1:12WRI Ross Center

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 […]

Sustainable Development Video Production: Afghanistan, Empowering Women Farmers

2014Time: 04:09USDA

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 […]

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

2011Time: 04:20CRS

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. […]

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

2019Time: 3:39WRI Ross Prize

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 Dorst MediaWorks.

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

2014Time: 03:45IESC

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, […]

Washington DC Video Production: “Women Powering Africa” MIGA’s Gender CEO Award

2017Time: 2:39MIGA

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 […]

Maxima’s Story: The IFC in the Philippines (Washington DC Health Video Production)

2013Time: 03:47World Bank Group

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 […]

Videos for Good [Dorst MediaWorks Reel 2018]

2016Time: 02:50

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. […]

Washington DC Video Production Services: SARSAI (Ross Prize winner)

2019Time: 3:18WRI Ross Prize

SARSAI, a program by the non-profit Amend, is providing a safer walk to a brighter future for students in high-risk school areas across Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and other sub-Saharan […]

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

2018Time: 2:06MCC

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 in river communities develop new […]

Washington DC Video Production Services: “Asiye eTafuleni” (Ross Prize finalist), Director’s Cut

2019Time: 1:00WRI Ross Prize

Asiye eTafuleni (AeT) is co-creating a more inclusive city in the markets of Warwick Junction, Durban, South Africa. Credits: Produced, directed, shot, written, edited by Dorst MediaWorks.

Braille Institute: Los Angeles Nonprofit Video Production

2018Time: 4:40Braille Institute

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 […]

Washington DC Video Production: “Countering Forced Displacement,” World Bank Group

2018Time: 3:02World Bank Group

This is the story of an emerging global crisis. Forced displacement must be addressed with collective action. There are currently about 65 million refugees and internally displaced people, with 95% living […]

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

2018Time: 1:57IMF

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 […]

Washington DC Sustainable Development Video Production: Afghanistan, CBCMP: “A Huge Difference”

2014Time: 4:10USDA

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 […]

Tackling Fragility, Conflict and Violence

2017Time: 3:15World Bank Group

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 […]

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

2018Time: 1:50MCC

This is the story of Mary’s new business and her improved quality of life. It’s also the story of how the Millennium Challenge Corporation helped Malawian women in river communities […]

Washington DC Video Production: “Crisis! Ireland Calls the IMF” [#2/6] The IMF in Ireland

2018Time: 2:00

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 […]

Washington DC Video Production: “Ireland, Inc 2.0” [#6/6] The IMF in Ireland

2018Time: 3:01IMF

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 […]

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

2013Time: 01:11PIR

This is the story of Agência de Redes Para Juventude, a Brazilian nonprofit that fights for social transformation through dance and culture. And the story of the Public Interest Registry, the […]

Washington DC Video Production: “WRI Ross Prize Trailer 2019”

2019Time: 1:00WRI Ross Prize

SARSAI is the winner of the inaugural $250,000 WRI Ross Prize for Cities. Amend’s innovative approach is creating safer journeys to school in Dar es Salaam and other African cities. […]

Washington DC Health Video Production Services: “Creating Equality of Fracture Care” SIGN Tanzania

2019Time: 3:18SIGN

By providing both surgical training and implants, SIGN enables skills surgeons in developing countries to provide immediate care for patients who suffer badly broken bones each and every day. Founded […]

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

2014Time: 04:26IESC

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 […]

Washington DC Video Production: “Vietnam Rising,” The IMF & Vietnam

2018Time: 3:45

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 — […]

Washington DC Video Production: “Azerbaijan: Corporate Governance,” International Finance Corporation

2011Time: 09:49IFC

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 […]

Washington DC Video Production Services: “Eskişehir” (Ross Prize finalist), Director’s Cut

2019Time: 1:00WRI Ross Prize

The Eskişehir Urban Development Project has reinvigorated a river and city, helping to create a new sense of what’s possible in Eskişehir, Turkey. Credits: Produced, directed, shot, written, edited by […]

Washington DC Nonprofit Video Production: “Women for Women Gala”

2016Time: 2:43

This is the story of Women for Women International, which provides women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty […]

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

2014Time: 04:05IESC

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 […]

Washington DC Video Production: “Austerity, Toward Recovery” [#5/6] The IMF in Ireland

2018Time: 1:58IMF

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 […]

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

2019Time: 4:06WRI Ross Prize

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, directed, shot, written, edited by […]

Colombia: Family Business Governance

2013Time: 02:46IFC

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, […]

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

2013Time: 03:58World Bank Group

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 […]

Washington DC Video Production “Never Refuse the Call,” The Story of the IMF

2017Time: 2:38IMF

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 […]

Washington DC Video Production – Egypt: Family Business Governance

2013Time: 03:19IFC

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 […]

Washington DC Government Video Production: “Judith & Alice’s Story,” Millennium Challenge Corporation in Malawi

2018Time: 1:57MCC

This is the story of Judith and Alice’s new business and their improved quality of life. It’s also the story of how the Millennium Challenge Corporation helped Malawian women in […]

Washington DC Video Production Services: “SWaCH” (Ross Prize finalist), Director’s Cut

2019Time: 1:00WRI Ross Prize

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, directed, shot, written, edited by […]

Washington DC Video Production: “A Tax Reform Succeeds” [#2/4] The IMF in Colombia

2018Time: 2:28IMF

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 […]

Washington DC Gender Video Production: “GBV Solutions in Moldova,” World Bank Group

2018Time: 1:49World Bank Group

This is the story of innovative project in Moldova around preventing gender-based partner violence among youth with a new school course.

Washington DC Water Video Production: “Portugal’s Utility Aggregation of Águas do Ribatejo,” World Bank Group

2017Time: 4:53World Bank Water

This is the story of the aggregation of Águas do Ribatejo, and how it moved forward with a difficult  aggregation that achieved the goal of better quality services and greater environmental sustainability.

Como é Tua Experiência .ORG? AfroReggae (Português)

2013Time: 01:14PIR

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 […]

Washington DC Gender Video Production: “GBV Solutions in Bangladesh,” World Bank Group

2018Time: 1:43World Bank Group

This is the story of innovative research at IFPRI related to gender based violence solutions.

Washington DC Gender Video Production: “Innovative Solutions to Gender-Based Violence,” World Bank Group

2018Time: 1:33World Bank Group

The World Bank hired Steve Dorst to produce five videos from innovative projects fighting gender-based violence around the world, in Bangladesh, Moldova, Kenya, Lebanon, and Pakistan. Here are some highlights. […]

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