During this time of self-imposed isolation, we are celebrating humanity through your stories from lived experiences, while raising money for local charities in need!
The world’s first 24-hour True Storytelling Festival is a gathering of storytellers from around the world sharing true personal stories, without any notes, to a live audience over twenty-four hours, all online.
The theme for the inaugural festival is When the Impossible becomes Possible — stories of unexpected surprises, human resilience, and coming through on the other side.
The festival will broadcast for FREE online through:
YouTube Live: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOOkYEpE8ihDE8zHtNxPNTA
Facebook: Replay Storytelling
While the festival is FREE to watch, from now until end of the 24-hour True Storytelling Festival we are collecting donations for local charities around the world (see below), that need support.
The first 70 people to donate $50 or more, will be given a Festival Pass with direct access to the Zoom Webinar, the best way to watch the festival!
24-hour True Storytelling Festival, Online
Saturday, June 13th at 8pm EDT
Tickets by Donation: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/worlds-first-24-hour-true-storytelling-festival-online-tickets-106197706198
Charities you are supporting around the world!
Garner Way Foundation (United States): Established in memory of Eric Garner to fight police brutality and to provide support for the youth as they navigate the educational and legal systems. This is a foundation that Unreeling Storytelling is connected to personally with our co-founder Jason Fulford is Eric’s cousin, but beyond that, as a storytelling show we are dedicated to supporting marginalized communities.
Black Lives Matter – Toronto (Canada): Black Lives Matter Toronto is a movement of Black Torontonians resisting anti-Black racism, state-sanctioned and institutional violence, and fighting for Black Lives.
The Boris L Henson Foundation (United States): The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation’s vision is to eradicate the stigma around mental health issues in the African-American community.
Hoodstock (Canada): An organization in Montreal that creates inclusive and safe spaces for open dialogue with marginalized communities. They help mobilize initiatives for eliminate systemic inequalities.
Action for Children (United Kingdom): Every child should grow up safe and happy. That’s why we provide support to help them thrive – and step in to help when times get tough.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Regina & Area (Canada): Making a positive difference in the lives of Regina’s youth, they develop and implement a broad range of mentoring programs for both in-school and outside of school. Serving as role models, our mentors teach by example the importance of giving and giving back, of staying in school and of having respect for family, peers, and community.
Supporting Our Youth Toronto (Canada): SOY (Supporting Our Youth) works to support the health and well-being of all queer and trans spectrum youth 29 years old and under through our groups, programs and events and by providing one-on-one support.
Good Karma Pet Rescue of South Florida (United States): They are a network of foster homes in South Florida dedicated to providing dogs and cats in need with the love and care they deserve.
About the Festival:
The 24-hour True Storytelling Festival was founded in March 2020, after the declaration of the global pandemic, and as governments around the world imposed self-isolation.
Our producing partners are Nisha Coleman, Devan Sandiford, Will Clegg, Rick Beenham, Charley Harrison, Sameena Zehra, Enid Nolasco, Ashley Kilback, Briane Shelly Nasimok, Christel Bartelse, and Sahand Sahebdivani.
The festival is produced Replay Storytelling (Canada), in collaboration with the Mezrab (The Netherlands), The Story Collider (United States, Canada, England, and New Zealand), Bodies of Stories (Canada), Spark True Stories (United Kingdom), RAW Storytelling (United States), The Storytellers Club (Canada), Awkward Teenage Years (United States), Unreeling (United States), Enfabulation, The Magnificent Weirdos (New Zealand) and more!
Logo design by: Sally Cooper Lunn