Archive for November, 2011

(Storytellers) Women, War and Peace: A Rwandan Romeo and Juliet Story

Posted on: November 29th, 2011 by nptnextdoorneighbors No Comments

As part of our Women, War and Peace project, some of our female storytellers are telling the war stories of women in Nashville.  In this moving video produced by Hannah Mendez, meet Betty Kayitesi, a Rwandan refugee whose life took a very unexpected turn when she married someone from the “other side”.

(Storytellers) Recent Storyteller Community Trainings

Posted on: November 7th, 2011 by nptnextdoorneighbors No Comments

We recently held two trainings for new storytellers. One was at our existing partner organization, Progreso Community Center, and the other was at a new organization we’ve added as a hub: Nashville International Center for Empowerment (NICE)!  We’re very excited to have NICE on board to house equipment and trainings for the community that they serve.   We featured the story of how NICE, formerly the Sudanese community center, came to be in our last episode of Next Door Neighbors.  Our transition to include NICE in the Storytellers project seemed like a natural fit, and we can’t wait to see the stories that come out from this new partnership!

Burundi refugee Esai Ndemeye learns how to edit footage on iMovie

Betty Barrios, from Mexico, and Arturo Bautista film b-roll for their

practice videos using a flipcam