Sarah Janina

‘Nina, Papa Giovanni and I’ produced by Sarah Janina

What is your story about?
My story is about faith. I explain how I came to be an agnostic, and how, at the same time, my grandmother helped me find comfort in Catholic traditions.
It goes to show that religious beliefs are, above all, coping mechanisms. But I mean no disrespect at all, everyone should reserve the right to hold on to what they believe.

Why did you choose to tell this story?
I chose to tell this story because I wanted to pay a little homage to someone from my wonderful family. After a long search for the right pictures, stories, and themes, it just had to be my grandma and her faith.

What did you find most rewarding or challenging about creating the story?
The challenging part was really just finding the pictures that would fit with the words,
come to think of it. How do you communicate the idea of God visually without being blasphemous? How do you communicate the idea of insecurity without resorting to pathetic stock photos? Questions that only digital storytelling can answer!

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