As part of our efforts to empower the youth in our community to make an impact while learning a new skill-set, we initiated a Refugee Youth Immersive Storytelling project with Al Jazeera Contrast (AJ Contrast) – the innovation studio of Al Jazeera Digital. To kick-start this project, the youth first attended storytelling workshops led by the experts at AJ Contrast. The youngsters learned how to pitch a story, create a storyboard, plan a shoot, film stories using 360-degree camera and mobile phones and much more.
Over the next month, selected refugee youth will be supported by the AJ Contrast and AccessCal team to create short films that will highlight what it means to be a refugee in America. Their films will be published across AJ Contrast and AccessCal digital platforms on World Refugee Day. To learn more, check out www.accesscal.org and www.ajcontrast.com.