Osocio: Stories

New! Visual storytelling. Documentaries. All social.

Creativity + Mental Illness = Sunny

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 11-11-2014 21:15 | Stories | Category: Culture, Health

Young Brighton-based filmmaker Beth Sabey explores the relationship between creativity, mental illness, and the power of art as an alternative therapeutic tool with this portrait of Sunny.
See some of Sunny’s work at his Tumblr.

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A Marriage to Remember

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 21-09-2014 09:00 | Stories | Category: Elder Issues, Health

This intimate portrait is about Pam White. At the age of 61 she was given a diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. She had a fine and good life with her husband and three children.
Filmmaker Banker White discovered through this documentary the power of the marriage of his parents.

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A stutterer becomes a professional radio voice-over

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 25-06-2014 15:00 | Stories | Category: Health, Social aid

1 in 100 Belgians stutter. Which is a lot. But stuttering can be overcome. And Agency Famous proved it along with a professional coach.
Jordy has been stuttering for 25 years but was coached to become a professional radio voice-over.
And with great success. In fact, he was chosen by the National Lottery to record a radio campaign for Win For Life. Each radio spot is followed by a personal message from Jordy.

This documentary made for the Belgium Stuttering People Advocacy Group is an honest and hopeful story for many people who stutter. The Belgium organisation made a dedicated site, both in Dutch and English, with this documentary. It can best be described as a therapy campaign. The main target audience is not the general public but the stutterers themselves.

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No father should have to be away from his family #fathersday

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 6-06-2014 14:30 | Stories | Category: Health

WestJet & Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada surprised a hardworking dad, Marc Grimard, with an early Father’s Day gift by reuniting him with his sick child and family. The father’s sick son is in another province receiving treatment.
Read more and see behind-the-scenes here.

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It’s time for you to tell a little story. With #SocialPlanes

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 4-06-2014 12:30 | Stories | Category: Media, Social aid

Do you want to tell a story and don’t have SnapChat, Twitter, Facebook or Whatsapp? Use SocialPlanes.
Because we don’t always need a phone.

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