Response to Digital Storytelling Resource: #5
*I am currently working my way through my fourth semester of the Information and Learning Technologies master’s program at University of Colorado, Denver. This is the fifth post within a series of responses to digital storytelling resources that I’ve been assigned to write for a course titled Digital Storytelling.
While searching for digital stories about food and food traditions, I came across this gem of an organization, Real Food Media. So for this week’s resource, I am writing about (or “responding to”) this organization that is devoted to growing the movement for sustainable food and farming around the country and the world. The two main core programs run by Real Food Media are:
- Food MythBusters – “We offer tools to counter food industry PR spin, including mythbusting movies, reports and a rapid response network of engaged followers. To date, our films and webinars have reached more than 1 million people and we have connected with tens of thousands of people through in-person events.”
- Real Food Films – “We host an international short films competition, catalyzing creative shorts about food, farming and sustainability. We have amazing judges, advisors, media partners, and anchor schools around the world.” (You can read a critique I wrote on one of their winning films here.)
I love everything about this organization, from the very causes they promote and support, to their super “pretty” and well designed website! Founder and director Anna Lappe’ has done an incredible job of building an organization that uses creative movies, an online movie contest, a web-based action center, and grassroots events to grow the movement for sustainable food and farming. This organization’s causes are extremely important ones. I wish that everyone was almost required to be a part of something like this. I’ve already watched at least a half dozen of the amazing food films and I plan to visit again soon!