Thursday, December 17, 2015

Nimmi Harasgama Storytelling

Well, this is a wonderful surprise for me.
Okay, who is familiar with my work knows how much I love to write about intercultural aspects, but every time you are on the audience side, it is ever a new experience.
A very good one, in the case of this Storytelling video about Family reunion by Nimmi Harasgama, a talented actor of TV, film, and theatre.
In my humble opinion, the best way to tell on stage, by books or movies, a story about personal experiences and facts on diversity and racial themes is exactly the way she did: with great irony, honesty and profoundness.
Even if your personal stories are not each one so happy, because I also know that personating the alien in the crowd is not easy, more than all at a very young age.
The best road to overcome and defeat ignorance’s falsity is the power of true stories.
Here is the official Facebook page of this clever artist: https://www.facebook.com/nimmi-harasgama-108583402511676/



 

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Sarah Cattani and Kiran Kreer: the Storytelling Nomad

Well, this is very interesting, take your time.
I found today a very beautiful clip by Sarah Cattani, TV journalist, producer and reporter from Luxembourg.
My compliments for the choice.
In her remarkable video on her Youtube Channel – please, make more of them – you may watch her interview to photographer Kiran Kreer, a very motivating guy.
A Storytelling nomad, as the clip title says.
Here is a brief description from the video: Living as a day modern

nomad, travelling from one disaster zone to another, capturing moments with a camera and telling stories of the ones without voices; that’s how the documentary photographer Kiran Kreer spends his days since the last 3 years. He left everything behind in Malaysia, where he used to live and work in the corporate field, to follow his dream of a free life.
I (Sarah Cattani) met him in India while he was shooting in Pushkar, Rajasthan and decided to follow him around with my camera for a few days
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I like this so much, both the two give a wonderful gift to storytelling.
You can choose to tell stories about everything, that is a sacred freedom.
However, there are two special kinds of storytellers.
The ones who point their zoom to the unlucky side of the scene and the ones who point theirs on them.
Without both we could not know the former and the latter.
So thank you.

About Sarah Cattani and Kiran Kreer.


Call for submissions and help: The gift of diversity Italian Storytelling Festival 10° Edition, Rome - April 2016


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Thursday, December 3, 2015

What if fairies do exist by Lidia Ruiz - Olabautyú

Hello everybody!
I liked very much this video by Lydia Ruiz, Olabautyú (I adore this word…).
The title is What if fairies do exist?
Even if using nice special effects, you may watch a clip full of real life and memories.
However, the story is told as if it was all magical.
Well, in my humble opinion, this is the proper magic power of a storyteller.
Of the strongest ones, I mean.
I think that who desires to create and share stories is a person able to see fantastic things where all see ordinary stuff.
As a fairy.
You might think of a crazy mind, now, but that is a good one, believe me.
In the same time, the enchanted power is so real.
I am speaking about the capacity of transforming your vision to a story where people will see the magic they miss.
Here is the official website of Olabautyú.
Did I say I adore this word?




Call for submissions and help: The gift of diversity Italian Storytelling Festival 10° Edition, Rome - April 2016

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