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"Our City, Our Story" producers looking for more stories


The creators of a series of films about Rockford want you to be the next star.

It's likely that you've seen some of the short video biographies made in Rockford, about people from Rockford.

Now, the producers of the "Our City, Our Story" series want to hear your story.

"It's really easy to be negative," said Pablo Korona, a local film maker.

Pablo Korona knows all about Rockford's reputation. He's a product of Rockford; born and raised. That's why he wants to change the stigma his city receives. He'll do it one person at a time.

"When everyone looks at the statistics of this area, as an overview, it's really easy for people to jump on that bandwagon and say, 'yes, we're in a crappy place.'"

"Our City, Our Story" is an ongoing project of Pablo's. Recently with the addition of a web site, he's ramped up efforts, asking more people to share their stories.

"Through these stories, people kind of open their eyes and realize that the people next to them, shopping in line in grocery stores or driving in their car next to them. That person has an interesting story."

Diversity is Pablo and company's latest goal. He says the more stories he has to choose from, the better picture he can paint of what really makes up Rockford, its people.

"Who am I to say what stories going to feature, who is it that the editorial team that I have decide what story if we don't have all of them. So we're trying to get the word out that we want as many stories as possible."

You can find how to get involved here, www.ourcityourstory.com

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