The Story Swap documentary was produced in the spring of 2010 to capture the first international Story Swap exchange between students from Haiti and the United States. Story Swap is an innovative educational program that uses storytelling, creative writing, and the visual arts to generate understanding between various groups of diverse individuals.
My role in this film was as both the Co-Producer and the New Orleans Field Producer. Story Swap was accepted into the 2010 Fort Lauderdale Film Festival and the Orlando Film Festival. The Story Swap premiere was held at the Aspen Idea's Festival in June of 2010.
In April of 2010, 14 students from Cours Prives Edme High School (Port-au-Prince, Haiti) and 12 students from Sci Academy (New Orleans, LA) participated in the international launch of Story Swap. The two schools were connected via satellite technology in this weeklong exchange. The Story Swap project was designed to encourage students to look beyond their borders in order to gain knowledge and forge understanding. Story Swap, through creative expression and the sharing of stories and experiences, helps students become informed, compassionate, global citizens.