IBRAHIM & THE DREAMER – Digital Storytelling
Ibrahim and the Dreamer is a film about the power of stories to change lives. This digital storytelling method is based on stories collected from the people of Northern Ghana, this film demonstrates how people in remote, hard-to-reach parts of the world learn through story-based oral communication styles.
When Ibrahim, a villager in Northern Ghana, and his brother, Osman, have a falling out, it seems that nothing can reconcile them and bring their family back together. However, on his way to meet Osman to extract his revenge, Ibrahim meets a strange man, Wumbei, that he’s seen only in his dreams. Late that night, around the campfire, Wumbei tells Ibrahim the story of another man, Joseph, who had dreams and was shunned by his brothers. Ibrahim is fascinated by the compassion that Joseph was able to show, but is unsure if he’s able to show the same mercy.
Ibrahim and the Dreamer is a story that explores the power of Bible stories in a place like the Islamic Sahel of West Africa, and shows how storytelling can change hearts, minds, and lives.
BEHIND THE SCENES: IBRAHIM & THE DREAMER
Ibrahim & The Dreamer is our first narrative film and was developed in collaboration with the communities in and around Tamale, Ghana. The script for the film was created from real stories gathered in the field from the people in this region. These stories allowed our crew to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges these local communities face with accessing the Bible and openly professing their faith.
Learn more about the concept and themes of the film and explore our behind the scenes photo gallery on our Facebook page.