Hymn as karaoke

Well, this is not what I would call a positive example of a digital story. This is an example of digital “karaoke.” That is, you could probably sing along to this video — since the organ accompaniment is there and the lyrics are provided — but the images constrain the meaning rather than adding layers …

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Story without words

Here’s a great digital story that tells a story without really using words. Yes, there’s a song going on in the background which deepens and layers meaning, but to the extent that there is a narrative it’s one that you, as the person who engages the video, helps to create.

A train of hope

Here’s a powerful short video story about a group of women who regularly prepare and offer food to the people clinging to the sides of freight trains as they seek passage into the US from Mexico.