STORYTELLING IS MORE THAN TRADITION
Since the dawn of human kind, I think we can safely say, when language was created, so were the stories and stories have transcended through ages as myths and legends bringing people together. And even if we think of this as ancient, stories still continue to draw us in present day with movies, books and even social media. And, I would argue is still the most powerful form of communication throughout history. But, why is this?
When I was a kid, we had a Christmas family tradition where every few nights in December we would gather around the Christmas Tree and we would take turns to pick off a decoration and then tell a story about it.
I was always full anticipation; which object would be chosen and what would the story be about? The most amazing thing was though, no matter how many years we did it or how many times the same object was picked, no two stories were ever the same. Each story was unique and somehow each story left me feeling closer to my siblings.
It wasn't until later, when I began creating documentary films that I came to understand more about the power of storytelling and I realised it wasn't the tradition that was bringing us together, but it was the stories in which we shared.