Edmonton Stories – What is Digital Storytelling?

What is Digital Storytelling?

Digital storytellingopens a new window is a short (2-5 mins) personal story created by combining a recorded narrative with images, music, or other sounds. One popular example of these are oral historiesopens a new window, but they can use any form of media.

Digital storytelling:

  • Lets the creator share what's important or meaningful to them, no matter how big or small
  • Shares a perspective or a personal experience of a historical event which might add a different dimension to the traditional narrative
  • Provides the chance to learn about one another, building stronger relationships and understanding within and across our communities

This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between the Edmonton Community Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.