In this podcast we bring you stories from the field. Each guest shares their unique viewpoint as well as their personal successes and growth in the pursuit of ethical storytelling.
Today we get to hear from Adam Sjoberg, a commercial director and documentary filmmaker. His two feature films include “Shake the Dust” – a hopeful film about breakdance in places like Colombia, Cambodia, Yemen, and Uganda – and “I Am Sun Mu” – a film about a North Korean dissident artist who creates satirical paintings about the North Korean regime as well as images of hope. Both films are available on Netflix.
In this episode Adam breaks down what he sees as the foundation of ethical storytelling, how he decides what nonprofits to work with and what standards he applies into his own work, as well as how he has learned to integrate his subject’s voice in the storytelling process.