Hi @anique.yael @unknown_author @natalia_skoczylas I've followed this thread and love the proposition. From South Africa there's not much I can do in terms of contribution but the power of storytelling and community narratives have always been close to me. I've been exploring Digital Storytelling as a means to capture the lived experience of a storyteller, as he/she sees fit. I have worked on various projects ranging from ecological restoration stories, stories of violence and safety, community care, global health, etc.
At the moment I'm writing an article on how social media is being hijacked by civic society to play to the imaginations of their audiences, to mobilize funds, reputation, networks etc. My argument is that the stories told online (in my interaction with these specific civic structures/ngos) hardly mimics the lived experience or the focus of that entity, and can be considered authentic and inauthentic simultaneously. Im doing so by discussing some case studies. I am completely sure many people wont like it BUT...
I agree with @unknown_author that these stories would mobilize and inspire a new generation, as I've seen it in my space in the context of public health. Incorporating citizen science, action research, visual and social anthropology, etc to capture those micro narratives, in contrast to the macro- which is pretty much alive, even though not proven, in the public domain.
I would love to see such initiatives present at the next festival and to follow the progress of all of you in your initiatives. It is but a dream that soon I get to work with some of you in such initiative. I'm not sure if I'm making sense. Short answer: I LIKE!. ALOT!