Griot Storyteller Media is a video and new media production company dedicated to creating health related media. We believe that ideas can be shared not only through traditional scripted video productions, but through audio, images, live presentations and media that acts as a catalyst for engagement. Our efforts are to meet our audiences where they are.
The Stoic Man - a visual drama and "real talk" about an African American man overcoming shame on his way to emotonal healing. Often African American men have difficulty in expressing our emotional stress. We feel the need to keep it to ourselves. We tend to be guarded and letting down our guard can be awkward and uncomfortable. The Stoic Man is a video series promoting awareness. This film examines times in the lives of African American men with the choice can be made to act on own behalf by going into the unknown territory of behavioral and emotional treatments.
The trauma of seclusion and restraint can be replaced with real therapeutic actions. The short film “Better” One Woman’s Journey In and Out of Seclusion and Restraint is a raw and authentic portrayal of seclusion and restraint shown from the consumer’s perspective. “Better” guides caregivers in examining harmful practices and challenges them to seek alternatives.
There remains a belief among some people within a limited area of Northern Ghana that children born with birth defects, as twins, or born during famine or the like are omens of bad fortune. These "Spirit Children" as prescribed by custom are either banished from the community or put to death for the sake of the remaining family and community. Sister Stan Terese Mario Mumuni, the daughter of a military man and one of nine children, is on a mission to rescue these children, raise them, educate them and restore them to their villages. Her aim is to demonstrate that these children are not evil, witches or omens of bad fortune. She mission is to change an ancient custom. 2012 Teaneck International Film Festival Selection and presented to an conference on international social work in 2013.
" A Woman Under Construction" is not only about one woman’s recovery from drug addiction, but recovery from the emotional pain imposed on her family and herself. Her mission is to share the experience of her journey so that people, especially women with unspoken battles like addiction can see it is possible to construct a road into a new and better life.
Living in cities is different than living in the countryside. There are many tasks for which we cannot "opt out" and challenging forces twe have to deal with daily. In that process we often overlook our own health. "Living it Up" celebrates the opportunities to nurture our well- being and presents strategies to do so.
Blackman -The impportance of emotional self-care for African American Men https://push2open.com/podcast-channels
“Any Little Thing” follows the struggle of Mitch Bryant as his life is upended by the impact of COVID-19 and the mental stress it causes. He is a Black man, a father and husband, faced with the loss of a job and food insecurity. We follow him through his challenges.
This is the story of a black woman's 70 year struggle to be true to herself and her art. in this award-winning film. “Being Gladys” an hour-long documentary on the life of Gladys Barker Grauer, considered to be the mother of the Newark arts movement. The film premiered at the Women in Media Newark’s Women’s History Month Film Festival in 2019. “Being Gladys” went on to win “Best Documentary” at the Newark International Film Festival in 2019. "Being Gladys" is an inspiration.