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Images & Voices of Hope | December 2, 2020

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Documentary film Archives - Images & Voices of Hope

Women Sports Film Festival celebrates the stories of female athletes

September 26, 2016 |

“The Will to Fly,” directed by Katie Bender and Leo Baker. All images courtesy of Women Sports Film Festival. 


By Kara Newhouse

Kara is an education reporter for Lancaster Online, a creator of the Faces of Mental Health Recovery project, and a 2015 ivoh summit attendee. You can … Read More

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

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

Visualizing stories of trauma through photojournalism and documentary film

December 14, 2015 |

The Image, Deconstructed group gathers for a picture after the 2013 workshop at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Photo Courtesy of Ross Taylor.


By: Rachael Cerrotti

Rachael Cerrotti is a Boston-based freelance photographer and writer, as … Read More

ONWARD storytelling project aims to advance the dialogue on immigration

May 14, 2015 |

Image from the documentary “Indivisible” by Hilary Linder | (Courtesy of Shaady Salehi)



By Ronnie Lovler  Ronnie is an ivoh core team member and freelance writer, editor, and English/Spanish translator.


Not too long ago, … Read More

When creating documentaries about problems, ‘provide some avenue for action’

May 11, 2015 |

Len Morris in the field filming one of his documentaries. (Photo courtesy of Morris)


By Meredith Porte

Meredith is a longtime television producer and host living in South Florida. Producing television … Read More

Recognizing resilience & forgiveness on 20th anniversary of Oklahoma City bombing

April 21, 2015 |

The Oklahoma City bombing memorial at night. (Stock image)




We were drawn this week to the media’s coverage of the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombings.

The Washington Post’s Hank Stuever reflected on a piece he … 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

Documentary film ‘Hollow’ explores stories of hope, resilience in rural America

January 19, 2015 |

Director Elaine McMillion Sheldon with art director and designer Jeff Soyk accepting a Peabody Award for their documentary “Hollow.” (Screenshot from YouTube)



We were drawn this week to the work of Elaine McMillion Sheldon, whose interactive documentary film “Hollow” explores the future of rural America. While … Read More