The last question of the day was to talk about any instances of positive imagery we can point to. The following is a list I came up with just after wrapping up the call, and therefore is not exhaustive and not in any particular order, but I hope helpful. I'm also not appending any comment to them for the moment, but may come back to this post in a few days and edit to do so.
All are independent projects, not native to any institution, but each represents a way of telling complex stories, trusting the "subjects" or on the other hand participatory/local storytelling, humor and satire, or innovation in narrative.
1. Sandy Storyline
4. Alma, A Tale of Violence
5. Dadaab Stories
6. Proyecto Rosa
7. Revolutionary Optimists
(a) A Life on Hold
(b) Laugh and the World Laughs With You
(c) The Torch
(d) Inside Comayagua Prison
9. Lakou Mizik*
10. Enjoy Poverty -- This one it isn't "positive," per se, but instead is cynical, satirical, and controversial, and therefore gets a special mention.
* Disclosures: Marc Silver is one of my partners (on Who Is Dayani Cristal? a project he founded with Gael Garcia Bernal). Lakou Mizik is a project that I work with.