We evoke empathy and empower people to eradicate child exploitation. We produce original media as a catalyst to accomplish this.
Historically, media has been used to articulate the voice of justice movements and to inspire involvement. During the transatlantic slave trade, actual slave artifacts and media of the day were key in awakening people to abolition. Since we can’t always bring you to the issue, we bring the issue to you. We are not a media group passionate about human rights, we are a human rights group that views media as a powerful tool to shift culture and perspectives. We believe that thoughtfully produced media evokes empathy, authenticates the issue through original journalism, and effectively educates and engages people. We have a passion for change that is led by the voice of survivors. Our media is not only a medium for survivors to appropriately share their stories but engages them as activists. We carefully navigate complex content and have expertise in giving a platform to marginalized people with dignity and hope. We have strong guidelines when communicating traumatic personal stories and specialize in youth participants, managing difficult subject matters in a relevant and age appropriate way. We avoid sensationalism and stereotypes by focusing on the cause and effects and presenting practical solutions.
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Through documentary style production, we tell authentic stories from actual locations with a cinematic aesthetic. We customize media content to more effectively train and empower strategic demographics as well as the general public. We use a mix of film, photography, music, artifacts, illustration, animation, graphic design, integrated narratives, and more to communicate our message.
Our Production Team
Our production team has extensive experience capturing stories surrounding complex social issues in dozens of countries and cultures. Each member of our group is a relentless advocate for people. This passion is infused into each of our projects. The team has diverse production experience with award winning documentaries, feature films, TV and broadcast, photo-journalism, ad agency media, media curricula, demographic specific campaigns and more.
Some Of Our Partners
Mexico’s Human Rights Commission, Newsweek’s Women in the World Summit at Lincoln Center NY, Fiesta Americana, Children’s Hope Chest, Truckers Against Trafficking, The United Nations, federal and local government entities, youth outreaches, schools, universities, businesses, strategic industry/community sectors, and more.
iEmpathize has specifically strengthened the impact of TAT by the production of the TAT training DVD. The training DVD iE created for TAT is so compelling that it immediately began opening doors in the trucking industry for TAT to form partnerships so that drivers and truck stop employees could be trained. In a day where the medium of technology accounts for a significant portion of how people communicate and learn, iE media has played a vital role in helping us package the TAT message in a compelling and inspirational way, thus enabling TAT to educate, equip, empower and mobilize a major player in the transportation industry to become modern day abolitionists.
Kendis Paris, Truckers Against Trafficking
“Educational and moving… I will never be the same.” exhibit patron
“iEmpathize’s impactful and moving media was incorporated into the Women in the World Summit’s segment on the perils facing women and girls in Mexico and Central America. The brilliant and original footage informed, engaged and inspired our audience. We are so grateful for the partnership with iEmpathize and hope we can work together on women’s issues in the future.”
Alyse Walsh Producer, Newsweek/Daily Beast
“Life changing experience!” exhibit patron
“I have been inspired by the creativity that has emerged from a desire to preserve the dignity of humanity and still tell a compelling story. To use artifacts that tell a story takes the viewer out of the usual and expected response of visuals of sad and pitied faces into a broader and more diverse way of showing important issues. This methodology inspires us to respond out of passion and hope rather than pity and helplessness”
Helen Sworn, President, Chab Dai, Cambodia