A selection of national PBS projects developed/produced by storyshop partners and designed with integrated outreach include:
Telling Amy’s Story (domestic violence) 60-minutes – Introduction by Mariska Hargitay of Law & Order SVU
TV Broadcast -- The film has been shown 1,312 times on 384 public television (PBS) stations in 148 markets that cover 88% of the US Population. The film was also shown on the Discovery Networks.
Worldwide Reach -- Public television broadcast, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, premieres, screening events and through an online web presence, the project reached 6 million people in 128 countries.
Higher-Ed Training -- 92 colleges and universities have used the film to host a screening or use as a training tool.
Events -- There have been over 285 events nationally and internationally, which have directly reached more than 73,000 people. Over 750 domestic violence organizations, police departments, community groups, churches, attorneys, judges, local governments, and businesses have used the film.
World on Trial (human rights) 2 60-minute episodes (to date) – Hosted by Human Rights Activist Randall Robinson, known for helping end apartheid in South Africa
Episode 02 has not been officially released. Here is a private link:
Information about Episode 01 can be found here:
TV Broadcast -- The first episode was released on the PBS WORLD Channel. The second episode is just finishing for 2015 release. The purpose of World on Trial is to elevate public awareness of human rights issues through the trial format. A distance education program integrated with the series and website is being planned for high school, college and adult learners. World on Trial was conceived of and is hosted by acclaimed human rights advocate and author Randall Robinson, perhaps best known for organizing the international corporate boycott of South Africa that was instrumental in ending apartheid.
Liquid Assets (water infrastructure) 90-minutes
TV Broadcast & distribution -- The documentary has been shown over 1800 times nationwide on public television (PBS) stations (94%) that reach 177 markets covering 96% of the U.S. population. It aired in all of the 40 top markets with a total of 1800 broadcasts in a 12-month period. Over 20,000 copies of the DVD were distributed for use in local community meetings and discussions.
Government Awareness -- 545 DVDs were distributed by the House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, to members of Congress, and President Barack Obama's Transition Team.
Local Community Outreach -- Public television stations, and hundreds of communities nationwide have hosted public screenings and events. Outreach grants were awarded to nine public television stations to facilitate public engagement with Liquid Assets. Liquid Assets funders and partners, state departments of environmental protection, public television stations, and municipal public works have collaborated on events from Denver to Kansas City to Washington, D.C.
Journalism Award -- Tom Keiter and Stephanie Ayanian awarded the 2008 American Association of Engineering Societies Engineering Journalism Award. Previous winners have included Fortune Magazine, Chicago Tribune, and the Washington Post.
Geospatial Revolution (mapping/satellite technologies) 4 15-minute episodes
Web-only release -- This was a web-release only project that was viewed over 350,000+ views in 176 countries, which does not count the direct downloads used by educators around the world.
Government Training Programs -- Used for training by US Department of Defense, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and other agencies
NASA K-12 Education --Used for teacher training by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center education centers & field offices
Higher Education and Workforce Development -- GeoTech Center, a partnership funded by NSF, promotes use in community college curricula
Earlier feature documentaries that were distributed nationally include the social/cultural documentaries Grange Fair: An American Tradition and LifeLink: A Road to Independence.
Recognition of Our Work
storyshop partner work has been recognized with numerous screenings and awards:
• Invited screenings, INPUT, 2012 and 2013 (World Public Media Festival and Conference)
• Emmy Awards, multiple regional awards Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
• CINE Golden Eagle
• International Film and Video Festival, multiple Silver Screen Awards
• American Film Festival, multiple Blue and Red Ribbon Awards
• National Educational Film Festival and Action on Film Festival
• Council for the Advancement and Support of Higher Education
• Public Relations Society of America
• National Association of Government Communicators
• Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence
• Munich International, Slamdance, Seattle International, Napa Valley, Bare Bones,
Action on Film, and Myrtle Beach Film Festivals.