“I’m Still Here” and the Power of the Visual Language

WASHINGTON, DC, 15 December 2012 — Steinar Figved made this video during my December 2012 Video Journalism Workshop in Washington, DC. It is a stunningly powerful example of what a single practitioner — properly trained in visual storytelling — can achieve. Steinar did the pre-production on this piece from his home in Norway. In four intense workshop days in Washington, he completed the production and post-production stages. Many congratulations to him on a profoundly humane and compelling story that is not just about one couple depicted here, but also about a broad sector of Americans living on the dark, lonely edge of our society.

You can watch the video HERE.

— Bill Gentile