We are two documentary filmmakers and human rights advocates based in New York City that are starting a production company that will specialize in making documentaries and advocacy videos for non-profits and NGOs. At this stage we are volunteering our services free of charge in order to develop our portfolio, expand our network, and increase our experience working with non-profit organizations.
If you or your organization is in need of this type of service you can contact us directly at our personal email address. cohen.dori(at)gmail.com or kelinlong(at)hotmail.com
crossposted from Peace and Collaborative Development Network
We are happy to talk with you further about the possibilities of producing a video for your organization and answer any questions you may have.
Below is a copy of our mission statement for more details and links to some of our work. We are happy to send you our resumes upon request.
Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you soon,
Kelin and Dori
Documentary has the ability to motivate and inspire people to think outside of themselves and identify with people who may seem foreign or different. It has the power to highlight and humanize issues of social and political importance and it provides a platform for people whose voice is often times left out of the mainstream media. For these reason it is a natural fit for non-profit organizations that are working for social justice.
Together with our partner organization we work to conceptualize the content and form of the videos we produce depending on the needs of the organization.
Organizations use videos in their fundraising drives, advocacy campaigns, legal cases, volunteer trainings, or in their efforts to educate the general public. Here are just a few types of videos we create:
Promotional- a video that demonstrates the work and impact of your organization.
Documentary- a video covering the social issue that your organization is addressing. These are intended to relate to and reach broader audiences.
Advocacy Videos- a short and targeted video intended for a specific and narrow audience--the decision makers who have the most influence in creating the change your organization is advocating for. These videos are a "call to action" and are used to support a specific campaign, hand-in-hand with other advocacy tools such as litigation, research, organizing, and monitoring. They can serve as a powerful complement to more traditional methods, and substantially magnify the impact of an organizations advocacy.
Personal Profiles- offer audiences a more personal connection to the population your organization is serving through short individual profiles.
Video Action Plan:
Regardless of formats chosen, we will work with the organization to strategize how our video will further your overall mission or specific campaign. We do this through conducting a video action plan with our partner organizations before filming begins. In this process, we define goals, target audiences for the videos, and how the video can be used by the organization or packaged within a specific campaign to increase impact or broaden campaign reach.
Our final product is a short video that is tailored in both content and form to the needs of your organization and is conceptualized within an overall campaign to further the work of your organization.
Un-Settled: The Story of Forced Displacement in Rio de Janeiro
Video Letter: A Youth Media Project
A Place Called Laboriaux
Buddha: Profile of a Refugee
Trabajares: A Community Demolished
An Elderly Couple Evicted
Profile of Community Member
Art In The Park: New York Street Artists Fight For Their Rights