Videography is something that I am currently learning a lot about. Generally when I watch a video or movie, I get so caught up in what I am seeing that I don’t even think about the process it took to film it. Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the incredible honor to oversee two filmings of our girls’ stories. I’ve had the opportunity to sit down with these women, hear their hearts face to face, and watch as they boldly share what they’ve been through on camera. It is something that they are doing for the first time, but they want to share the transformation they have experienced through Wellspring Living.
In looking for someone to film these stories, we wanted to be careful not to ask just any videographer, but someone who would capture the heart of the women in a candid and dignified manner. One of our Wellspring Living supporters, Andy Brophy (Creator of the Love Gives Way Campaign), recommended Stuart Atkins for the job. In meeting with Stuart and discussing the delicate matter of filming a girl telling her story, I knew we had the right person. Stuart has traveled in India and Cambodia filming stories on women caught in sex slavery abroad, and has a deep passion to highlight the issue in the states, but in a way that conveys that there is hope.
Stuart did just that in his video stories. He captured the reality of their pasts in human trafficking as well as the healing process that they went through at Wellspring Living. Stuart and his family are deeply connected with the issue and are striving to create a voice for these women in a creative and tasteful way.
If you would like the opportunity to see these videos and get a deeper look into the ministry of Wellspring Living, please come to our 2011 Charity Gala.