"We are story animals. And we need to tell our stories in as direct, as unmediated, and as emotionally resonant a way as possible."
-Stephen Apkon, from The Age of the Image: Redefining Literacy in a World of Screens
In his new book The Age of the Image: Redefining Literacy in a World of Screens, Steve Apkon argues that it is time we understand why and how visual images are today's most powerful form of communication. This short film, created especially for the book, shows exactly how image, sound and story can be more effective than words alone. Apkon will go in depth at his SFIFF56 salon All the World's a Screen: Literacy in the Visual Age on May 1, 5:30, followed by a book signing.
Read an excerpt from The Age of the Image below.
I AM HERE is a short film for Stephen Apkon's new book, The Age of the Image: Redefining Literacy in a World of Screens (Foreword by Martin Scorcese).