Posted by angel on 28 June, 2012
“Stories for Good” is Digital Storytelling Asia new tagline.
The new tagline better reflects who we are: a social enterprise.
What we do: help people tell stories.
But more importantly – why we do what we do: promote the Good of individuals and communities. We want to see doing good go viral.
“Good” means they are simply good stories. It also means they promote good or are long lasting “forever” stories.
Storytellers define their “Good”. Our role is to help them show rather than tell about their “Good” through a story.
For an individual, their Good can be as simple as saying
- “Thank you”
- “I’m sorry”
- “I forgive you”
- “I love you.” Like what Bernard did in his tribute to his mum and dad.
An organisation can better explain their “Good” by telling a story. That’s what Dr Vikki Delos Reyes does when she takes us into her world of applied epidemiology. A corporation can build their brand (their “Good”) through a story.
You can put a 10 carat diamond in a shoe box or you could set it on a ring to be worn, displayed, and properly appreciated. Wonderful stories happen everywhere. But they aren’t any good till they are properly told and appreciated.
- Renew. Rehab. Restart
- We care enough to listen
- Beyond disabilities. Maximising Potentials
- Dream it. Live it.
These are Great “Goods”. I’ve love to have these appropriately displayed through the stories of real people who live it.
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Posted by aurelia on 19 July, 2011
It wasn’t my cup of my coffee that woke me up yesterday morning. It was the headline story that I read from Today newspaper.
Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the opening address during the launch of this year’s HeritageFest, a community trail project by the National Heritage Board said:
“Home means you must have some memories, you must have shared experiences and you must have some sense of where we came from, why we are here what it means to us… we will tell the stories about it to the younger ones and the next generation…we will connect to one another, connect to our parents and past, and to our children and future.”
Wow I thought. “Yes, that’s it. That’s what we do. That’s what Digital Storytelling is all about. That’s what we want to bring to society, to schools, to individuals, to communities, to Singapore…”
We want to see storytelling become a movement. And I don’t mean the “once-upon-a-time” fairy tales but the stuff that life and memories are made of — the stories of our lives, the shared memories that make us who we are and bind us as a family, as a community.
The late Dana Atchley, also known as the Father of Digital Storytelling, said, “The stories and anecdotes we share with one another are the ways we let each other know who we are, what we care about, where we come from, where we are going, and most importantly, what we care about.”
Aren’t we singing the same song?
In the midst of all the challenges, the thrills, and the ups and downs any pioneering work faces, what PM Lee said was a beacon of light to a trailblazer.