The Digital Storytelling Class was a co-production of DokuFest and US Peace Corps volunteers focused on giving Kosovo’s youth the opportunity to learn technical skills in photography and storytelling. The program was created in order to inspire creativity and provide a platform to help youth both through the skills they’ve learned and through the relationships they’ve built to pursue art and other forms of expression in the future.
In the first group, 11 youth from Kosovo and 2 international took part in a course that combined photography and storytelling to share stories they are passionate about.
These stories include problems in Kosovo’s educational system, sexual harassment, environmental concerns, equality, freedom of movement and self-identity to name a few.
The first exhibition was titled MESELE, which in a local jargon signifies a story or an issue, an affair or a topic. It applies to both fiction based on a true story or a documented event, just as the stories of these young talents imply.