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SCHOOL OF SLOW MEDIA


Learn to listen. Make a doc. Become a better storyteller.

 

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SCHOOL OF SLOW MEDIA


Learn to listen. Make a doc. Become a better storyteller.

 

JOIN US IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

 

 

 

WHAT IS THE SCHOOL OF SLOW MEDIA?

The School of Slow Media (SoSM) is a media training that transforms leaders, creatives and changemakers into mindful listeners and effective storytellers.

Through immersive experiential learning in Southeast Asia, SoSM will attune your storytelling skills, refuel your creativity and reconnect you to the humans at the heart of every story. 

 
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We Offer 3 Tracks


From our 10-Day Global Track X to 3-Day City REMIXES we've got you covered. Are you looking for the perfect media training for your executive team, MBA students or leadership team? We've got you covered, too. 

We Offer 3 Tracks


From our 10-Day Global Track X to 3-Day City REMIXES we've got you covered. Are you looking for the perfect media training for your executive team, MBA students or leadership team? We've got you covered, too. 

SOSM TRACKS

The School of Slow Media exists in 3 versions. Choose your own adventure below.

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10-Day intensive in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Track X is the original global track where participants come together from all over the world. 

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3-day media trainings. Starting in Phnom Penh and making its way to Hanoi and Saigon in 2017. Are you ready to bring SoSM to your city?

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We design customized media trainings for companies, universities, NGOs and schools. Let's co-create your experience together.

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Make a Documentary


In 3 to 10 days (depending on your track + city), your team of local and foreign storytellers will produce a documentary. Together you will plan, film, and edit powerful short docs that showcase everyday human stories. By documenting your creative process from beginning to end—from concept to final cut—you will put design thinking into practice.

Make a Documentary


In 3 to 10 days (depending on your track + city), your team of local and foreign storytellers will produce a documentary. Together you will plan, film, and edit powerful short docs that showcase everyday human stories. By documenting your creative process from beginning to end—from concept to final cut—you will put design thinking into practice.

BEGIN BY PUTTING THE HUMAN BEING AT THE CENTER OF STORYTELLING  

At the School of Slow Media we focus on the shared space between us (as "storytellers"), our viewers, and the people we film. We call this process: Human-Centered Storytelling (HCS) 

 
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Rather than sensationalizing negative conflict (for example, poverty, violence, horror) as our starting point, we try to listen to the everyday lives of the people in our stories.  This humanizing approach makes SoSM a unique training where mindfulness and listening are essential practices in the craft of storytelling. 

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Our TRIBE


Our TRIBE


 

WHO WE ARE

 

 
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Samuel Díaz Fernández

Founder and Programme Director

Samuel is a documentary filmmaker, photographer, and educator. He is the founder of Studio DIFFÉ— a digital agency that helps build empathy in communities worldwide through video and photography. As a lapsed nomad, Samuel feels most at home wherever Totoro is there to keep him grounded in nature and magic.  A citizen of Colombia and a resident of Vietnam, he looks for Totoro everywhere.

Akira Morita

Programme Design Director

Akira is a founder of Design Kompany, innovations design and strategy consultancy. He has helped hundreds of small businesses clarify their messages, express their visions, and grow, using design as a multidisciplinary approach to problem solving. He served as a facilitator at SoSM’s inaugural program in 2015. Since then, he’s been sitting in meditation about 180% more frequently, and reckons he’s about 120% kinder to himself.

 
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Our Partners


Our Partners


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BLOG


BLOG


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Our Vision


Our Vision