Denver Office of Storytelling

The Denver Office of Storytelling preserves and shares the history and culture of the city primarily by creating films in the voices of residents. Through story, the office strives to inform decision-making at City Hall and to uplift community voices for conversation and engagement, particularly around issues of social justice. Launched in 2019 as a strategic race and social justice effort to improve outreach and engagement, DOST has created nine documentary films and about a hundred short films. With dozens of community partners, the films have been shared and discussed more than 50 times across the state, serving over 500,000 residents in the office's first five years. The work has been honored with 5 official film festival selections, 6 Heartland Emmy nominations and 18 awards for outstanding work, including History Colorado’s Josephine H. Miles Award for a major contribution to the advancement of Colorado history and the XicanIndie Film Festival’s Premio Omacatl Cultural Heritage Award.

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