Sam Stoker, MA
Sam Stoker is Video Editor and Web Editor at Organic Intelligence ®, an independent documentary filmmaker, writer and new media designer located in Mexico City. He is a former firefighter, turned journalist, turned digital media artist. Sam likes to think, create and strive to live life with meaning and intention.
Raised in a working class community in California’s Central Valley, Sam developed an interest in social justice at a young age. In the time since, neither the concerns or the desires of his youth have left him, but rather have grown stronger and inspire most of his work. Sam’s articles and photography have appeared in more than a dozen alternative newsweeklies and other publications including the Navajo Hopi-Observer, In These Times, Indian Country Today, the San Francisco Bay Guardian and the Tucson Weekly.
In recent years, Sam’s interest has shifted toward documentary and new media. In 2013 he earned an MA in Social Documentation from the University of California, Santa Cruz and wrote, edited and produced his first film The Ghosts of March 21. He is currently researching a new film project navigating the history of Mexican identity and class struggle.
In addition, what began as a necessity, has developed into a passion. In the past five years, Sam has significantly advanced his design skills and in late 2015 co-founded a design studio in Mexico City.