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"My Voice Matters"
Jɔwdä Ɛduɔ̱r “My Voice Matters” is a creative multimedia peacebuilding project set up by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for internally displaced youth in the United Nations Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Bentiu, South Sudan. Over 110,000 people live in the Bentiu PoC having fled the fighting in the civil war that started in 2013. The goal of "My Voice Matters" was to provide the youth with an opportunity to communicate their feelings about peace through a variety of imaginative, artistic ways including singing, drawing, storytelling, photography, drama, and much more. The two-month project culminated with the Community Celebration for Peace on 28 April 2018 at the Youth Center in the Bentiu PoC. It featured many of the original songs and dramas about peace that the youth produced as well as an exhibit of artwork. This six-minute video highlights the 16 activities that were included in the "My Voice Matters" project and shows how peacebuilding can be integrated in many different events.
United Sisters and Brothers Generation Peace Videos from South Sudan 2017
In March 2017, the people of South Sudan continued to face a bleak and violent future. Armed conflict between opposition and government forces showed little sign of abating, the UN declared a famine in parts of the country and the economy was spiraling into hyperinflation. The situation was so bad when the fighting started in December 2013, that for the first time, the UN started operating Protection of Civilian (PoC) sites throughout South Sudan to provide safe areas for Internally Displaced Persons to take refuge. The largest PoC is located in Bentiu where approximately 120,000 children, women, and men, mostly from the Nuer tribe, have been living for more than three years supported by numerous national and international aid agencies. It is in the Bentiu PoC during this depressing and pessimistic time that a youth group called United Sisters and Brothers Generation (USB Generation) found the strength, creativity, inspiration, and above all resilience to produce five songs and a poem about peace and love. These are their messages of hope that they would like to share with you.
Girls Media Frontier Multimedia Journalism Training 2014
The Girls Media Frontier (GMF) Multimedia Journalism Training course took place in Monrovia, Liberia from November 24 to December 5, 2014 for 24 young women under the guidance of the Liberia Women Media Action Committee (LIWOMAC). I was the head trainer with additional support and funding from USAID and IREX.
Ouarzazate eNEWS promo 2013
Ouarzazate eNews is a youth citizen journalism organization for university and high school students located in the southern region of Morocco around the city of Ouarzazate. Peace Corps Volunteer Maureen Sieh helped the students start eNEWS in 2011 and I continued to train and advise them during my service from 2012 to 2014.
Close of Service Video for 2012-2014 Peace Corps Morocco
A ten-minute edit shown at the Close of Service conference in Rabat for the Peace Corps Morocco 2012-2014 Youth Development volunteers.
Various videos about preserving Anishinaabe culture and Ojibwemowin featuring the tribal colleges at White Earth, Leech Lake, Fond du Lac reservations in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania Museum and the American Philosophical Society. Funded by grants form the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Leech Lake Tribal College (LLTC) 2010
Coverage from the 29th Annual Conference of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) in March 2010 in Chandler, Arizona was used to encourage Native American students to continue their education. I also produced several promotional videos for LLTC while teaching Mass Communication on the Leech Lake reservation.
Itasca Community College (ICC) 2004-2013
I have produced a variety of videos for the American Indian Studies program at ICC including edits of the Native American Language and Culture Quiz Bowls and a Talking Circle about FAFSA. I also produced three short video documentaries for a National Science Foundation grant in Psychophysiology and numerous promotional videos for ICC some of which can be viewed at the ICC YouTube channel.
Community Celebration of Place with Larry Long 1997-2011
Seven "Elders' Wisdom, Children's Song" 30-minute videos featuring the intergenerational music and education program of folksinger Larry Long at schools in International Falls, Naytahwaush, Barnum, Minneapolis, St. Charles and Granite Falls.
Wiidookodaaiyin / Talking Circle 1998
One 18-minute video entitled Wiidookodaadiyin / Talking Circle with Ojibwe elder Florence Foy. It is designed for all ages and deals with child safety, Ojibwe traditions and the healing power of speaking from the heart. I also produced for the Sunrise Center a three-part video series entitled Impulses of Internal Combustion about the legal, health, financial and moral consequences of sex, sexual assault and sexual harassment. Each video is about 20 minutes long and is made for the teenagers of Koochiching County in northern Minnesota.
Voyageurs National Park Camp Marston 2002
One 16-minute video entitled Memories of Camp Marston about the Iowa State University civil engineering summer camp held during the 1920s and 1930s in Brown's Bay, about 20-miles from the Voyageurs National Park's Rainy Lake Visitor Center.·
KOOTASCA Community Action on Homelessness 2009
One 7-minute video about homelessness awareness in Koochiching and Itasca counties in northern Minnesota. Music courtsey Ian Case. It can be viewed the DMcD Productions YouTube channel.
Tomorrow's Leaders Today (TLT) 2010
The 15th Annual TLT Conference was held in Duluth, MN in August 2010 and I ran a workshop called "Using Multimedia to Tell Your Foster Care Story". Participants produced six 30-second PSAs. In August 2001, I produced one 27-minute video of the entire TLT conference with over 200 16-20 year old Foster Care youth.