Relationships are paramount to getting things done in Hawai‘i. The public, partner organizations, and funders trust that we do our job and do it well. Data can be very compelling, but sometimes it’s the stories of our journey—the faces and voices of our people—that allow us to connect at a visceral level. Our videos capture the human element—to great effect—and invigorate our funders and partners.
What are Digital Storytellers?
Born and raised in Waiʻanae, Hawai‘i, our Digital Storytellers combine their familiarity with the communities INPEACE serves, the traditional practice of preserving oral histories, and modern digital media to produce engaging and informative content, including videos and photographs that live on www.inpeace.org as well as INPEACE’s various social media outlets. Armed with such content, our staff can disseminate stories more efficiently and effectively, winning hearts and awakening minds to the needs of our people.
Who are the Digital Storytellers?
Solomon Alfapada, Chad Brown, and Nicholas Smith are children of the Waiʻanae Coast. They are 2004 graduates of Waiʻanae High School, prominent former members of its nationally acclaimed Searider Productions program, and alumni of The Art Institutes of California–Los Angeles’ Digital Filmmaking program. Each possess their own unique passions for the filmmaking process, and, together, scour the INPEACE community for the most compelling stories of both struggle and success, education and growth, and passion for serving some of Hawaiʻi’s most vulnerable families.
Can the INPEACE Digital Storytellers tell the story of my organization?
Your organization has a story to tell, and INPEACE Digital Storytellers can help. Maybe you could utilize video to engage your community and funders. Or maybe you wish to learn how to tell your story yourself, using digital media. Either way, we can help. For more information, including a quote, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.