Sunday, June 17, 2012

A Story That Lingers




ALL OF US HAVE STORIES TO SHARE. SOME GOOD. SOME BAD. This particularly poignant story from 86-year old WWII veteran Joseph Robertson was animated by the Rausch Brothers. It’s a story about Joe’s experience during The Battle of the Bulge. The animation adds a tremendous experience to the story—a fabulous collaboration.

From StoryCorps: StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit project whose mission is to honor and celebrate one another’s lives through listening.

By recording the stories of our lives with the people we care about, we experience our history, hopes, and humanity. Since 2003, tens of thousands of everyday people have interviewed family and friends through StoryCorps. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to take home and share, and is archived for generations to come at the Library of Congress. Millions listen to our award-winning broadcasts on public radio and the Internet. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, creating a growing portrait of who we really are as Americans.

4 comments:

jenmorrison said...

Thanks for another great find John. Stories are my passion - for the very reason StoryCorps exists - they give us the opportunity to share in our humanity. And the video made for this one is beautiful.

Cheers,
Jen

John Foster said...

The ability to tell a story, about life, about fantasy, about anything, is the crux of what art is all about. And, the ability to tell a story, is what makes a good teacher, preacher, sales person, anyone who is involved in communication. Because if your story is real, authentic — or even just convincing... people will listen.

nashashibi said...

amazing indeed

P said...

What an inspiring collaboration- I am so moved by the combination of voice and imagery. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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