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May 2008 Archives

Digital Stories from Charlestown Round 3

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The Project

The Charlestown Digital Story Project teams UMBC students with residents of Charlestown Retirement Community to create digital stories. Drawn from the life experiences of the residents, the stories combine narration, animation, photos and music in short movies to be shared with others. Residents work closely with student partners, acting as author and creative director of their individual story. Each student brings their own style and talents to the project, helping to create some unique examples of intergenerational storytelling.

Over thirty stories have been produced to date. In 2007, the project was recognized with a Bronze Telly Award.

The project is organized by the New Media Studio with funding from Retirement Living TV.

View a short feature on the project.

The Stories

Candles for the Wake Jessie Poole and Joanna Lit
Christmas in England Mary Hein and Andrew Chang
Crystal 3 Jim Poole and Bill Shewbridge
Families are Forever Barbara Walker and Jorge Rios
Ivan and Goo Goo Barbara Kurz and Andrea Olivier
Little Dog Miles Jerri Mullinex, Andrea Olivier and Cathryna Brown
Magic Dust Charlotte Valentine and Andrew Chang
My Father's Letter Tommy Koch and Samantha Duvall
Nun for a Day Marie Brinsfield and An Nguyen-Gia
Rude Polite Barbara Kurz and Cathryna Brown
You're Never Too Old Mary Zotian and Paul Iwancio
A Traveler at Heart Barbara Walker and An Nguyen-Gia
Mary's Waltz Jean Singleton and Jorge Rios
My Two Grandsons Mary Hein and Paul Iwancio
Barn Story Joan McMann and Cathryna Brown
The Music Box Marie Brinsfield and Samantha Duvall
Call Me Patsy Tommy Koch and Andrea Olivier
Arctic Memories Jim Poole and Joshua Glassman
It's All Because of Aunt Lucy Tommy Koch and Joanna Lit
The Chocolate Bunny Jeri Mullinex and Joshua Glassman
All My Life's A Circle Jean Singleton and Paul Iwancio
Felix and the Cardboard Christmas Tree Joyce Bathgate and Cathryna Brown
Halloween Past Betty Hession and Jorge Rios
The Lone Survivors Jessie Poole and Samantha Duvall
Missing in Action Jessie Poole and Cathryna Brown
The Dining Room Table Barbara Kurz and Andrew Chang
Tinsmith or Tailor? Gloria Mariani and Elana Consoli
The War Effort and I Mary Zotian and An Nguyen-Gia
The Willow Tree Regina Service and Elana Consoli
A Year to Remember Marian Tongier and Samantha Duvall
My Dotage Charlotte Valentine and Jorge Rios