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The Poor Kids of Silicon Valley

For the past year I’ve been co-hosting Story Code SF to bridge the gap between filmmaking and technology. I recently discovered The Poor Kids of Silicon Valley and I think the simple straight forward delivery and succinct and pointed message make this a very strong piece. It doesn’t have any bells or whistles, but what it lacks in gimmicky tech, it more than makes up for in research and story. I especially like how it engages audiences at the end by asking them to vote for their preference and then linking them to organizations so they can get involved.

Their connection with children at the heart of these issues felt genuine. I think this type of storytelling really packs a punch when it comes social impact storytelling; it feels like the type of media that provides a level of education, a level of empathy and emotion and a level of empowerment – a strong combination to influence change.

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