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Dorst MediaWorks founder Steve Dorst spent a year in Cameroon in the late 1990s on a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship. In part from this experience, he was motivated to make his first documentary film in Cameroon, Volcanic Sprint. Since then, he and the Dorst MediaWorks team have jumped at every opportunity to help tell stories for organizations that are working to do good on the African continent.

Africa is widely considered the oldest inhabited territory on earth. It is the second-largest and second most-populous continent, behind Asia. It contains an incredible diversity among its 54 countries and is huge: its land mass is three times that of the United States and it is more than 6,500 miles from its northernmost point of Îles des Chiens, Tunisia to South Africa’s Cape Agulhas.

If you work for one of the many US-based international organizations that are active on the Africa continent, consider giving us a call to help tell your story.

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 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 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 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 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 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.

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: “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 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 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: “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 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 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 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 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 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 […]

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 – 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 […]

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 […]

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 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 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)

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 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 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 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 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 […]

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. […]

Volcanic Sprint

2007Time: 52:30

STORY The sleepy town of Buea in the Southwest Province of Cameroon hosts Africa’s most grueling footrace: the Mt. Cameroon Race of Hope, a marathon-length sprint 10,000 feet up a […]

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