Visual storytelling holds unprecedented potential to cultivate peace, understanding, and admiration between diverse peoples. Through human stories we discover pieces of ourselves in others. We relate their actions and choices to our own experiences and find meaning in our own life.
Our world is polarized by “shocking” news, stereotyping, and a steady influx of tragic stories. Media often exploits people’s desire to confirm their thoughts about “the other.” The result is social distance, which can lead to apathy, fear, slander, prejudice, and sometimes violence. Where conflict, mistrust, or misconceptions exist, stories of common humanity nurture hope and new perspectives.
Visual Peace Media produces real stories that bring humans closer together. We believe ordinary people in distinct cultural and circumstantial contexts often live extraordinary lives with themes that transcend ethnic, cultural, and religious identities. Themes of love, purpose, forgiveness, redemption, self-discovery, and overcoming adversity cause us to recognize our place in the shared Human Experience. In this way, audiences become part of the story, taking ownership and action themselves.