Storytelling Inception

I’m still trying to fill the gaps (*ahem* gaping voids) being left on this blog by my stalled creativity.

As you know, I’m a part of a little thing called Georgetown Stories, and by little I mean actually a huge deal and amazingly awesome and innovative and never been done before etc. I don’ t necessarily see film in my future, especially since I’m clearly at the amateur level, but a certain screenwriter-to-be roommate of mine has already agreed to adapt my novel (-to-be) into a movie somewhere on that hazy horizon called the future 😉

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For the sake of my ego, let’s not comment on the crossed legs. I didn’t think they were going to show…

Since I’ve started “vlogging” or should I say #doingitforthegeorgetownstories, I’ve entered this Inception-like dimension of  creativity where there are layers and layers of storytelling going on at the same time. Please stay with me- I make videos where I’m telling my own story, and then it’s almost like I have to step outside myself to edit them and look at them the way someone else would. But that’s only inception layer 2; I’ve also started this “Storyteller Series” were I plan to interview people who consider themselves to be storytellers: filmmakers, writers, poets, visual artists- basically anyone who is kind enough to let me stalk them with my iPhone camera. So I’m telling stories about stories within stories. Can you tell I just tried to make that more complicated than it had to be? You can watch the first two here:

http://www.georgetownstories.com/videos/storyteller-series-my-africa-is

Nosa Garrick is an intelligent, creative, stylish and all-around plays-no-games kind of woman who travels around the African continent telling stories that mainstream (code word for: American and European) media sources don’t often show. She was most recently in Dakar, Senegal aka my adopted home aka everyone please pray my post-grad plans work out so I can move back there for a few more months! Please check out more of her work here: http://www.myafricais.com/ If you’ve told an Ebola joke in the past 24 hours, then you need My Africa Is. Seriously, I’m struggling to understand how the deaths of thousands of people have become meme fodder…Is it because it’s just “those people over there” in Africa? *end rant*

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…and here:

http://www.georgetownstories.com/videos/storyteller-series-amadou-kon

Also, how many people can say that their professor has a Wikipedia page? It’s pretty impressive if you ask me, especially when that professor is so down to earth and tries to convince the class that the page is no big deal and that his friend made it as a joke!

 

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