What we are trying to do:


We would like to create 10-15 short essays/scripts, which will eventually be made into videos, to tell the basic facts about the lesser known, but nonetheless factual events or issues in LDS history. Believe it or not, our intent is not to tear down the church, but instead to inform/educate the general membership, such that an open and honest dialogue can ensue between TBMs, Liberal, Ex, and Post Mormons. If you can help us put together the scripts and pictures, we can do the video editing to pull the story together artistically, and then post to a streaming server on the web.

A short example of what we're trying to do can be found here: http://www.archive.org/details/Episode1AbouttheBlacks


What we need from you:


For each of the pages listed below, we need a 10-15 minute narration (5,000 words?), that captures in very simple terms the facts surrounding the listed issues/events. These facts must be cited, and come from credible LDS sources/publications wherever possible. Once the narration is complete, it would also be super nice to begin storyboarding the narrative, by including web pictures that would help illustrate the narration.
Feel free to add your own topics, in addition to these.

Topics
Link
Early use of magic & occult
http://mormonstories.wikispaces.org/magic
Multiple versions of the 1st Vision
http://mormonstories.wikispaces.org/1stVision
Translation of the Book of Mormon
http://mormonstories.wikispaces.org/BOMTranslation
Origins of the Book of Mormon
http://mormonstories.wikispaces.org/BOMOrigins
Archeology and the Book of Mormon
http://mormonstories.wikispaces.org/BOMArcheology
DNA and the Book of Mormon
http://mormonstories.wikispaces.org/BOMDNA
"Martyrdom"
http://mormonstories.wikispaces.org/martyrdom
Blacks & the Priesthood
http://mormonstories.wikispaces.org/blacks
Masonry and Mormonism
http://mormonstories.wikispaces.org/masons
Word of Wisdom through 1900
http://mormonstories.wikispaces.org/wordofwisdom
Rewriting history
http://mormonstories.wikispaces.org/rewritinghistory
Polygamy
http://mormonstories.wikispaces.org/polygamy
Book of Abraham
http://mormonstories.wikispaces.org/bookofabraham









Video Title
Video Link
About the blacks
http://www.archive.org/details/Episode1AbouttheBlacks