animation

Gaza Reels: Old Movies, New Voices

The Gaza Reels

In how many different ways is it possible to depict a problem that is more than sixty years old? Resistance to the Israeli occupation of Palestine has generated powerful, inventive and creative visual campaigns, and Gaza Reels by animator Anna Shevchenko, is one of the latest in a distinguished line-up.

Why We Like It

Animated Palestinian Hip-Hop Videos

Animated hip-hop

Hip-hop as a musical genre is rooted in the experiences of marginalised communities in the United States. It provided a vehicle to express anger, repression and yearnings for a better life. Although, decades later, money and the mainstreaming of the genre has changed hip-hop, it still remains an expression of protest in many parts of the world.

The Girl Effect Parodied

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Visualisation techniques can make your data really accessible and clear but if not used properly, they can also tell your story wrong, complicate your message or oversimplify an issue. This is the case with the first video of the “Girl Effect”, a campaign created by the Nike Foundation to raise money for girls education in developing countries.

Animated films: Put Women's Equality Back on Track

Women's Equality in Canada

A coalition of women’s rights organisation in Canada called Women's Equality produced short animation films in a series called 'Put Equality Back on Track'. Women's organisations wanted to bring attention to the fact that Stephen Harper, the serving President elected in 2006, had not stuck to his promises to further women's rights. Canada is a signatory to UN conventions and charters on women's rights but have not followed through on it's commitments.

Animation: Lift the Siege on Gaza

Lift the Seige on Gaza

As part of a larger campaign to demand that Israel lift the siege on Gaza, The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories (B’Tselem) launched a short animated clip, “Lift the Siege on Gaza”. The animation, created by Alon Simone, challenged the effectiveness of this siege on the grounds that Israel's attempt to cripple Hamas is actually serving to enrich them.

The blog: what, why, who?

This blog is about visualising information; it looks at how techniques like information design, mapping, animation and illustration can be used to express social and political issues and push for change. More specifically, we'll be blogging about the way that visual techniques are used, and could be used in the future, by women's rights advocates and NGOs in the Arab World to represent their information and to inform and mobilise others.

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