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VIDA Voices

A Creative Northern Storytelling Initiative

We believe that high-quality, thoughtful stories can impact the world.

Unfortunately, too often in our world, those with power are the ones with the loudest voices. Using money and influence, they can control the public discourse while millions of unheard voices are drowned out. Our team has fought against that notion through our documentary work, but there is only so much a single film can do, which is why we needed to create a new way to shine a light on wide-reaching societal issues and amplify those voices who needed it most.

We call it VIDA Voices.

Through crowdfunding efforts, VIDA Voices will craft & amplify stories about often overlooked societal issues by connecting unheard voices with filmmakers & storytellers looking for meaningful, paid work. With expertise from our team and our network of various filmmakers and storytellers, we plan to produce 12 mini-documentaries, ranging in length from 7 to 20 minutes, covering a myriad of often overlooked societal issues like tobacco harm reduction, dyslexia, and much more.

Each production will also include a “focus group” portion where those with a deep understanding of a specific topic will be asked to review a draft of the piece. We will then ask those individuals to provide overall feedback on authenticity and potential impact before releasing the final report to the public.

We believe in a future crafted through storytelling and are thrilled to craft it together.

Special Acknowledgment to donors over $10,000:
Mark Hamdan ($49,990)

Associated Members

Aaron Biebert, Independent Filmmaker

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Dom Garrett, Independent Filmmaker

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