One Economy Launches “Front Seat Chronicles” Video Series
Series of Short Videos to Address Widespread Social Challenges
One Economy Corporation announced the release of a new online video series that addresses some difficult social challenges and connects viewers to resources to help navigate similar situations in real life. Front Seat Chronicles tackles issues related to unemployment, divorce, veterans returning from war, domestic violence, and much more.
“Front Seat Chronicles is part of a collection of online programming the we create and aggregate that addresses issues specific to populations in greatest need in this country,” said David Saunier, President of One Economy. “Content such as this, not only helps fill a content void that exists in mainstream programming for these audiences, but also helps engage them to focus on topics in their own lives that, when addressed, can have significant positive impacts on key social outcomes.”
The series is featured on One Economy’s Public Internet Channel (PIC.TV) and consists of 20, three to five minute episodes, each focused on a challenging conversation between two people. A new episode will be released every Tuesday on PIC.TV, accompanied by a discussion guide, an interactive blog and other compelling resources.
“We want to give people a way of knowing that they’re not alone in facing these very real and difficult issues. More importantly, we hope that our audience will use these videos as a catalyst for discussion and motivation to make a positive change in their lives,” said One Economy’s Executive Producer of the series, Mohammed Bilal.
The discussion guides supplied with each episode point viewers to specific pages on One Economy’s Beehive (www.thebeehive.org) as well as other relevant resources across the web. The Beehive is an easy-to-use website that connects people with local resources, relevant information and public services that will help them improve their lives and make more informed decisions.
Front Seat Chronicles was created in association with Feinman Productions. The series was inspired by a short story concept written by Mohammed Bilal, and was developed by Bilal, Allen Sowelle, and Josh Feinman. Several different writers and directors contributed episodes to this web series, making it a truly unique team effort. The first three episodes “I Didn’t Get It”, “Story of my Life”, and “I’ll Talk About You” deal with unemployment, divorce, and cancer and how to cope with each of these issues.
About One Economy
One Economy is a global non-profit organization that has been at the forefront of using innovative approaches to deliver the power of technology and information to low-income people. More than 22 million people have used One Economy’s online tools and resources to build better lives. To date, One Economy has launched on-the-ground programs in 42 U.S. states, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Learn more at www.one-economy.com.
About the Public Internet Chanel (PIC.TV)
The Public Internet Channel (http://pic.tv) is a public-purpose network of writers, bloggers, producers and directors and provides free videos and tools to help viewers live a better life. The network has a history of tackling tough social issues impacting our country, including the struggles of single moms, childhood obesity and gang violence.
The Public Internet Channel is a product of One Economy Corporation, a global non-profit that works to make sure all people, regardless of income and location, can maximize the power of technology and information. To learn more visit www.one-economy.com.