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.