Osocio: Stories

New! Visual storytelling. Documentaries. All social.

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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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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Trail Therapy

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 26-02-2014 22:00 | Stories | Category: Drugs, Social aid

This is the story of Steve Fugate. He lost his son in 1999 to suicide. A few years later he lost his daughter to a drug overdose.

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Cutting Loose

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 25-02-2014 16:30 | Stories | Category: Social aid

A snapshot of prison life in the build up to the annual hairdressing competition.

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The story of Shauna after she got out of prison

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 26-01-2014 14:45 | Stories | Category: Social aid, Violence

Shauna was caught up with the wrong crowd and had to spend in jail for two and a half years. Her story examples the pressures many young females face to hold firearms within urban gang culture.
Together with criminal justice charity User Voice, she attempts to use her experiences as a force for change after missing out on some of the best years of her life.

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