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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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Rape of a NationRape of a Nation

The Democratic Republic of Congo sits atop one of the world's most vast deposits of diamonds and gold; yet it is also home to the world's most deadly war. Photojournalist Marcus Bleasdale explores the connection.

MediaStorm ♦ 2008 ♦ 12 minutes ♦ 7-12, college, adults
Remember These DaysRemember These Days

For Walter Backerman, seltzer is more than a drink. It’s the embodiment of his family. As a third generation seltzer man, he follows the same route as his grandfather. But after 90 years of business, Walter may be the last seltzer man.

MediaStorm ♦ 2013 ♦ 12 minutes ♦ 4-12, college, adults
Return to the BodyReturn to the Body

Rebecca Torosian is a surrogate partner therapist, engaging in education and often intimate physical contact and/or sexual activity with clients as part of her practice.

MediaStorm ♦ 2017 ♦ 24 minutes ♦ college, adults
Rite of PassageRite of Passage

When Madje grew old and her dementia didn't allow her to live alone anymore, her only child, successful photojournalist Maggie, took her from Texas to Miami to take care of her, and documented Madje's life in an assisted living facility.

MediaStorm ♦ 2012 ♦ 16 minutes ♦ 7-12, college, adults
The Sandwich GenerationThe Sandwich Generation

Millions of middle-aged Americans are caring for their children as well as their aging parents. When parents Ed and Julie took in her 83-year-old father, they decided to document their own story.

MediaStorm ♦ 2006 ♦ 14 minutes ♦ 4-12, college, adults
A Shadow RemainsA Shadow Remains

Phillip Toledano’s life is marked by the passing of family. His unique, yet universal, experience delves deeply into questions of identity, and the ability to manage death in an honest and often humorous manner.

MediaStorm ♦ 2012 ♦ 30 minutes ♦ 7-12, college, adults
Swan SongSwan Song

When Marilyn is diagnosed with dementia at age 58, her daughters refocused their lives to care for her during her most precious years. They try to juggle it all until they are forced to make a heartbreaking decision.

MediaStorm ♦ 2013 ♦ 37 minutes ♦ 7-12, college, adults
A Tail of IdentityA Tail of Identity

An honest, humorous film about three "furries": people who feel, deep-down inside, that being human actually constrains who they are, and they prefer dressing up as animal characters.

MediaStorm ♦ 2009 ♦ 9 minutes ♦ 7-12, college, adults
Take CareTake Care

25 year old Gin is raising her 5 year old daughter in a trailer park as a single mother, while taking care of her dying grandfather and pursuing her dream to become a nurse.

MediaStorm ♦ 2010 ♦ 9 minutes ♦ 7-12, college, adults
A Thousand MoreA Thousand More

A family is determined to give their disabled son a whole and vital life. In the midst of a great burden, one small child — with a seemingly endless supply of love — is the blessing that holds a family together.

MediaStorm ♦ 2011 ♦ 13 minutes ♦ 4-12, college, adults

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