Storytelling through film and audio preserves our past and shapes our future. From the earliest moments in our lives, we are hard-wired to respond to stories. Forces deep within us resonate and vibrate to the melody of the story. But what happens when we neither know nor grasp the reservoir of collected experiences that comprise our own story? Understanding our story and knowing how to tell it may become the solution to the riddle of our lives. This session will explore the importance of documenting life through video, imagery, and audio storytelling. We’ll discuss documenting births and birth stories including triumphs and loses and how that documentation shapes the birth industry. We’ll also discuss how storytelling relates to social movement through social media (IG, TikTok, reels, storylines et.), and how film and audio storytelling can be so profound that it defines future generations. From the earliest moments in our lives, we are hard-wired to respond to stories.