Saturday, August 11, 2012

A Family Man -- A StoryCorps Animated Short

A Family Man

I've mentioned StoryCorps in the past. It's an oral history project that aims to "provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives." Here's more information from their site:

We do this to remind one another of our shared humanity, strengthen and build the connections between people, teach the value of listening, and weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that every life matters. At the same time, we will create an invaluable archive of American voices and wisdom for future generations.

They're now not limited to audio interviews, but to short animated videos as well. In this touching video, a man tells his wife about his father's lasting legacy and the power of a look.

Read more about StoryCorps on



  1. Hi BF, Interesting concept. I enjoyed the video and will check out StoryCorps. I've listened to audio snippets of personal histories on NPR. When done well, they prompt us to reflect on our own distant memories of those moments that shaped our lives.

    1. Cool. I love these personal stories, and the video is a nice addition.



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