Animation: Stop Sexual & Domestic Violence
United Nations & Independent Film-Animation come together to combat sexual and domestic violence.
Firdaus Kharas, Chairman of Chocolate Moose Media and Culture shift, launched a new global campaign to prevent domestic violence and abuse called ‘No Excuses’ today at United Nations (UN) headquarters.
Kharas, whose media organization produces animation that addresses social issues, talked about how “No Excuses” uses both animation and humour to prevent rape and sexual abuse. The campaign also highlights the influence of culture, religion and tradition over these issues.
The campaign, which consists of 11 animated spots or public service announcements, is expected to be available in 73 languages, thereby enabling a potential of 5.75 billion people or 85 percent of the world’s population in their own language.
The campaign is targeted squarely at the abuser. It will also have a global reach across cultures and boundaries. “Essentially we are shining a light where there is darkness,” Kharas added.
Kharas stressed that these animated spots would create behaviour change in millions of household around the world “by directly targeting the abuser and by being a catalyst for conversations that happen within families.”
The campaign is the creation of a volunteer team of skilled professionals in several countries led by acclaimed animation producer and director Kharas.
Year of Production: 2011
Country: United Nations
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- Mo Sacirbey UNTV-Chocolate Moose Media (Firdaus Kharas)
- Susan Sacirbey