As documentary storytellers we are uniquely placed to inform and influence through the work we produce. However, our practice should not be limited to simply sharing stories – doing little else but informing others. Instead, we should make an active attempt to support meaningful change directly and empower our audience to act. Now more than ever we should all use our work as a form of activism.
Telling the stories right on our doorstep has the potential to have incredible impact on the critical issues of our time, while also reducing or avoiding the challenges and pitfalls that so often come with exploring stories within communities of which we are not a part.