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Films tell stories of compassion at Seattle event

 Submitted by What’s Good 206

If you let a community tell its own stories, what do you hear?

During Seattle’s Compassion Games, independent filmmakers brought us stories of a neighborhood coming together around a community garden, a community formed around an all-night diner, and a community of dancers that became family for a Seattle newcomer.

 

These and about a dozen other films were shown during an event called, “A Story Runs Through It, ” which was hosted by Seattle International Film Festival during Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest.

Scott Macklin, event organizer and filmmaker,  said the easy availability of technology has returned the power of story-telling to the community.

“I can make a life-changing, world-altering film with just this,” he said, holding up a smart phone.

“But the fundamental key then is still story. As a filmmaker, how do we suspend our own story so we can listen to and enter into (another’s story),  and in that… create the possibility of cross cultural understanding (that becomes) a way to  nurture, build and create significant change and social justice?”

Video produced by What’s Good 206,  Seattle’s source for youth driven media and information.