Stories of Change is a partnership of Sundance Institute and the Skoll Foundation that combines the power or independent storytelling with the impact of social entrepreneurship. 


The Stories of Change (SOC) Guide for Creative Collaboration is a sequential set of modules designed to introduce social entrepreneurs and independent storytellers to the SOC model for collaborating on media projects for social and environmental impact. 



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Stories of Change: Completed Projects

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Awavena

For the Amazonian Yawanawá, “medicine” has the power to transport you in a vision to a place you have never been. Hushuhu, the first woman shaman of the Yawanawá, uses VR as medicine to open a portal to another way of knowing. Awavena is a collaboration between a community and an artist, melding cutting edge technology and transcendent experience so that a vision can be shared, and a story can be told of a people ascending from the edge of extinction.

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The Pushouts

This documentary follows professor Dr. Victor Rios, a former gang member and high school dropout, as he works to support students, through tools for self-reflection and expression, in an educational system that is failing to reach them.

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Collisions

A groundbreaking VR project that takes place in the remote desert in Western Australia, home of indigenous elder Nyarri Morgan and the Martu tribe. Morgan recounts his profound first contact with Western culture, and the dramatic collision between his traditional world view and the cutting edge of modern technology.

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Open Heart

Password: SOC OPEN HEART Eight Rwandan children leave their families behind to embark on a life or death journey seeking high-risk heart surgery in Sudan in this documentary short.

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Rafea: Solar Mama

Password: SOC An inspiring and moving film about Rafea, a beautiful and strong-willed Jordanian mother of four, who is offered a once-in-a-lifetime chance to attend India’s Barefoot College, where women from rural areas around the world receive training through a unique solar engineering program that teaches women how to make their communities self-reliant and sustainable.

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The Revolutionary Optimists

Password: SOC Amlan Ganguly, a lawyer turned social entrepreneur, empowers children in the slums of Calcutta to become “health minders” in their communities watching malaria and diarrhea rates drop, neighborhoods transform, and children blossom.