Your Video Stories Are Creating A Revolution!

World Memory Films, led by international journalist and producer Michael Kirtley, is teaming up with the UN and other worldwide organizations to launch an unparalleled social experiment called The World Memory Film Project (WMFP). The project’s goal is to raise youth empowerment through social media and film, for the prevention of genocide.

We are creating a feature length documentary of video stories by social media enthusiasts, like you, from every nation!


These short personal films relate young people’s emotional reactions, artistic expressions, and family stories related to past and present xenocidal actions committed by oppressive regimes and groups in various parts of the world. (“Xenocide” is a word we’ve coined from combining “xenophobia” and “genocide”.)

Above is our promo video, and below are many of the first video stories we have already received. Although we plan on making the official launch in early 2014, we have already received videos from young filmmakers on four continents:

Sonia Sarha (Finland / Spain) shares her perspective on Cambodia:

Munir Abbar (Morocco/Germany) commemorates Jewish and Muslim victims of xenocide:

Edgar Weltens and friends (Spain) created a lively music video against xenocide:

Frenchmen Jean Decré and Quentin Herlemont script a story of xenocide in Great Britain:

The dancers of PopAcademia FAMA (Spain) share their dance about xenocide:

Bunny Godillot (France) queries children about their reactions to xenophobia and genocide

Sonia Sarha (Finland / Spain) put together a video on what Nino’s story means to her:

Alice Guilhamon (France) reacts to an interview she did of her grandmother about the deportation of Jews in France:

Peeter Rebane (Estonia) shares a story from his family:

Evelina Rutkovska (Latvia) warns of discrimination as a pathway to xenocide.

Madeleine Bate (USA) shares her and her friends reactions after visiting a Tibetan refugee camp in India:

Eduardo Agni (Brazil) wrote a song for children in the midst of xenocidal events:

Eduardo Agni (Brazil) wrote a song about what the world of children would be like without xenocide:

Peeter Rebane (Estonia) explains why he recorded his video story:

Paulina Grubeck (Poland) shares a poem about the color of xenocide:

Sergei Metlev (Estonia) shares a story about being a descendant of perpetrators:

Sylwia Mizielinska (Poland) tells what motivates her thinking about xenocide:

Uve Poom (Estonia) shares his thoughts on how history haunts his country:

Michael Kirtley’s (USA / France) reaction to how Warsaw being crushed between two totalitarian forces in 1944:

Ivan Lavrentjev shares his father’s story:

Dainis Pudelis (Latvia) explains why his country should take a more active role in human rights issues:

Martins Dambergs (Latvia) tells the story of his deported grandfather and what it has taught him as a citizen: