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Images & Voices of Hope | December 2, 2020

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Documentary film

How The Video Project promotes and distributes educational media around the world

May 25, 2016 |

A still from “Nature’s Orchestra: Sounds of Our Changing Planet.” All images used with permission from The Video Project. 




If you visit a movie theater today you’ll likely find a series of fast-paced Blockbusters that are made to … Read More

Sandy Storyline evolves alongside recovery

May 23, 2016 |

Cordelia from Ortley Beach, New Jersey breaks up pieces of sidewalk cement outside her home. Photo courtesy of Sara Baicich/Sandy Storyline.


 By Celeste Hamilton Dennis

Celeste is an editor at OF NOTE Magazine and freelance writer living in Portland, Oregon. … Read More

How one man’s personal discovery led to a documentary about Lebanon’s rich and diverse culture

April 25, 2016 |

Director of photography Elias Moubarak during a trip to Baalbek. All photos courtesy of Mark Abouzeid. 



By Ela Vasilescu

Ela is a published writer and a freelance journalist based in Florence, Italy. She is the editor of a … Read More

Art of the burqa: exploring the many narratives of the women under the veil

April 18, 2016 |

“My Motherland Beach” by Hangama Amiri. All photos courtesy of OF NOTE Magazine.


 By Celeste Hamilton Dennis


Celeste is an editor at OF NOTE Magazine and freelance writer living in Portland, Oregon. When she’s not working on her book of … Read More

How Mike Kamber, co-founder of the Bronx Documentary Center, hopes to educate a new generation of photographers

March 28, 2016 |

Exhibit at the Bronx Documentary Center. All images provided by Mike Kamber. 


By Les Neuhaus

Les Neuhaus is a former foreign correspondent, having covered events across East and Central Africa, and the Middle East. He now works as a … Read More

Biology of Story explores the intersection of storytelling and Restorative Narrative

March 16, 2016 |

All images and videos used with permission from Amnon Buchbinder.


The interactive documentary website, Biology of Story, launched recently at SXSW Interactive in Austin, Texas. Biology of Story is the culmination of footage collected by Amnon Buchbinder, principal investigator and … Read More

Three documentaries that courageously challenge cultural perceptions

March 11, 2016 |

Screengrab from the Fuocoammare” trailer.


At ivoh we like to share the stories of unreported communities, of people who are voiceless due to factors of their environment or socio-cultural history.

Journalists and media makers who go the extra mile to … Read More

‘(In)visible Cities’ explores African diaspora narratives in Europe and beyond

March 2, 2016 |

All images used with permission from Beatrice Kabutakapua.



By Asha Siad

Asha Siad is a Somali-Canadian multimedia journalist and documentary filmmaker who has reported for CBC News, the Calgary Journal, Shaw TV and Frontiere News. Asha is also 2015 ivoh summit attendee. You … Read More

In ‘Tickling Giants,’ filmmaker documents the power of ‘humor as a survival tool’

March 18, 2015 |

“Daily Show” producer Sara Taksler is creating a documentary that “explores what it means to use humor as a survival tool when the stakes are extremely high.” (Photo courtesy of Taksler)


By Allison Griner

Allison Griner … Read More

ivoh Award of Appreciation inspires young filmmaker

February 18, 2015 |

Filmmaker Erin Turney, who won an ivoh Award of Appreciation last year, has been invited to show her latest documentary, “A Tree Is More Than One Branch” at the Ethnografilm film festival in Paris this April.

ivoh recognized Turney for her work … Read More