Online advocacy videos produced by Joel Engardio for the American Civil Liberties Union.
Engardio developed a process that applied journalism methods to plaintiff-finding for the ACLU. He found plaintiffs who had narratives that played well in both the court of law and public opinion. Then Engardio started an online video department to produce short films featuring the most compelling stories.
"Lectures are boring
Tell a story to change minds
Issues with a face"
Feature documentary directed by Joel Engardio for PBS series Independent Lens.
"Knocking" opens the door on Jehovah's Witnesses. They are moral conservatives who stay out of politics and the culture wars, but they won a record number of court cases expanding freedom for everyone.
They refuse blood transfusions on religious grounds, but they embrace the science behind bloodless surgery.
In Nazi Germany, they could fight for Hitler or go to the concentration camps. They chose the camps.
Following two families who stand firm for their controversial and misunderstood Christian faith, "Knocking" reveals how one unlikely religion helped to shape history beyond the doorstep.
Videos produced by Joel Engardio for the ABC News programs World News Now, World News This Morning and a promo with anchor Peter Jennings. Engardio also appeared in an ABC News 20/20 segment with anchor Hugh Downs in which Engardio was the associate producer.
Documentary short produced by Joel Engardio that uses narrative storytelling to ask the following controversial but necessary public policy questions:
- How can palliative care doctors help the dying live more fully?
- Can we provide better end-of-life care with less cost?
-How do we address the real issues around death and dying everyone must face?
-Can we avoid the politics of “death panels” and “pulling the plug on grandma” to have more meaningful discussions?
Instructional video produced by Joel Engardio for Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation, documenting the sensitive discussions a doctor has with a dying patient. The video applied negotiation framework to an extreme situation to help students better understand how to manage the tensions of a difficult negotiation.