Category: People

Telling your story is good for your health

Eva Talks about Camping from Personal Story Films on Vimeo. At Personal Story Films, we encourage elders to share their stories on camera. We make a unique, professional film about their lives, and their families receive a priceless treasure. What are the benefits to storytellers themselves? As many have learned, sharing life lessons and wisdom…
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Why I love capturing stories on film

Montage from Personal Story Films on Vimeo. There are many media for recording memories – video, writing, oral history audio, cookbooks, scrapbooks, photographs, and more. My favorite, of course, is film or video.  Why? It is rich and full, personal and beautiful.  It allows you to capture that special grin of his, the way she…
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We most want to inherit their life lessons

What do you most want from your parents? Their money and property, or their stories, life lessons, and wisdom? According to research, a large majority (74%) of people over 45 would rather inherit life lessons and values from their parents than money*. You probably also want their stories, and have a way to remember their…
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Our Loved Ones’ Stories Preserved Forever

I feel passionate about the importance of having our parents’ and grandparents’ stories recorded. For several years, I had been working on a video documentary about my father. I filmed him telling stories: about taking care of chickens with his mother, fishing with his father, being a teenager during the Nazi occupation of Denmark, and…
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