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The MediaStorm Collection

Films from MediaStorm, the award-winning film production and interactive design studio.

From the MediaStorm website:

MediaStorm is an award-winning film production and interactive design studio whose work gives voice and meaning to the most pressing issues of our time. Our stories demystify complex issues, humanize statistics, and inspire audiences to take action on issues that matter.

MediaStorm has led a paradigm shift in digital storytelling. Our in-depth reporting and original use of audio, video, and interactive graphics create compelling stories that get noticed. We have been widely recognized for our work–we have received 17 Emmy Award nominations and two Alfred Dupont Awards. Our films and immersive interactive design experiences connect with audiences, spread through social media, and are picked up by major media outlets, such as AP, NBC, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.

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African AirAfrican Air

Flying in a motorized paraglider over one of the most diverse continents in the world, George Steinmetz captures in his photographs the stunning beauty, potential and hope of Africa's landscapes and people.

MediaStorm ♦ 2011 ♦ 8 minutes ♦ 4-12, college, adults
Airsick: An Industrial DevolutionAirsick: An Industrial Devolution

Created with 20,000 photographs and a haunting soundtrack, "Airsick" plays out like an unsettling dream. Photographer Lucas Oleniuk examines our addiction to fossil fuel - and its consequences.

MediaStorm ♦ 2010 ♦ 5 minutes ♦ 4-12, college, adults
The Amazing AmyThe Amazing Amy

Using humor and a love of fantasy, "The Amazing Amy" Harlib connects with audiences through performing strenuous yoga-based contortion acts in New York City. But behind the showmanship lives an incredibly lonely human being.

MediaStorm ♦ 2011 ♦ 13 minutes ♦ 7-12, college, adults
An Apollo LegendAn Apollo Legend

One night a week, the stage at the Apollo Theater is an amateur's battleground, where performers have competed for stardom since 1934. Today, the legend of Ella Fitzgerald lives on in the hearts of those who pray for their own big break.

MediaStorm ♦ 2008 ♦ 18 minutes ♦ 4-12, college, adults
Black MarketBlack Market

The sale of bear paws, crocodile hearts, and other rare animal parts form the world's third-largest illegal market. Black Market explores the human passions and ancient beliefs that drive the trade and threaten its most endangered species.

MediaStorm ♦ 2007 ♦ 11 minutes ♦ 7-12, college, adults
Bloodline: AIDS and FamilyBloodline: AIDS and Family

AIDS and Family is Kristen Ashburn's intimate portrait of African mothers, fathers and children being crushed by AIDS. Ashburn's work connects us to these people deeply; we learn that only through such connection is hope possible.

MediaStorm ♦ 2006 ♦ 12 minutes ♦ 10-12, college, adults
Broken LinesBroken Lines

Joe Soll has spent half of his life searching for his birth parents, in the process he uncovered a mystery that’s haunted him for years.

MediaStorm ♦ 2011 ♦ 10 minutes ♦ 4-12, college, adults
Common GroundCommon Ground

The American family farm gives way to a subdivision - a critical cultural shift across the U.S. Common Ground is a 14-year document of this transition, through the Cagwins and the Grabenhofers, two families who love the same plot of land.

MediaStorm ♦ 2008 ♦ 7 minutes ♦ 4-12, college, adults
A Darkness Visible: AfghanistanA Darkness Visible: Afghanistan

Based on 14 trips to Afghanistan between 1994 and 2010, A Darkness Visible: Afghanistan is the work of photojournalist Seamus Murphy. His work chronicles a people caught time and again in political turmoil, struggling to find their way.

MediaStorm ♦ 2011 ♦ 27 minutes ♦ 10-12, college, adults
Driftless: Stories from IowaDriftless: Stories from Iowa

Once at the center of the U.S. economy, the family farm now drifts at its edges. In Iowa, old-time farmers try to hang on to their way of life, while their young push out to find their futures elsewhere. Driftless tells their stories.

MediaStorm ♦ 2009 ♦ 31 minutes ♦ 7-12, college, adults

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