Visualising Women's Rights - video en Video: Talking about Domestic Violence <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-108" style="width: 200px;"><a href="/content/video-talking-about-domestic-violence"><img src=" shot 2011-08-04 at 3.55.30 PM_0.thumbnail.png" alt="Screen shot 2011-08-04 at 3.55.30 PM.png" title="Screen shot 2011-08-04 at 3.55.30 PM.png" class="image image-thumbnail " width="200" height="128" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This recent campaign video from South African women's rights organisation, <a href="" target="_blank">People Opposing Women Abuse</a> (POWA), confronts the long standing problem of domestic violence being ignored by those who witness it.</p> <p><iframe width="425" height="349" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </p><p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Why we like it</span></p> <p>It creates a potently uncomfortable message for a South African audience watching this "social experiment" taking place in a generic, middle-class housing complex in Johannesburg. It quickly disarms the viewer and dispels the belief that domestic violence only happens in communities of a particular economic status/class/race. The DIY, home-recorded quality of the ad also works in its favour, driving home the relevance and reality of the issue.</p> <p>It reminds us of Breakthrough TV's hugely successful television campaign, Bell Bajao.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="349" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </p><p>Albeit far more slick (a pro bono project of Ogilivy ad agency) it too confronts the silence and lack of action against domestic violence and urges men and young boys, in particular, to take a stand against it. Featuring a range of scenarios where a man overhears a woman being beaten and rings the doorbell of the perpetrator's house, the campaign suggests, as POWA's does, that just because partner abuse occurs in a private space, does not mean it should not be treated as a public concern.</p> <p><u>Source:</u> <a href= "" target= "_blank">Ososcio</a>; <a href= "" target= "_blank">Breakthrough TV</a><br /> <u>Year:</u> 2011; 2008<br /> <u>Website: </u><a href= "" target="_blank">POWA</a>; <a href= "" target= "_blank">Bell Bajao</a> </p> </div> </div> </div> domestic violence India South Africa video women's rights Thu, 04 Aug 2011 13:08:23 +0000 faith 106 at Animation: Lift the Siege on Gaza <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-53" style="width: 200px;"><a href="/content/animation-lift-siege-gaza"><img src=" shot 2010-09-23 at 10.02.56 AM.thumbnail.png" alt="Lift the Seige on Gaza" title="Lift the Seige on Gaza" class="image image-thumbnail " width="200" height="136" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-content"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>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 (<a href="" target="_blank">B’Tselem</a>) 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 animation shows how goods that are not allowed to enter Gaza from Israel are smuggled into the country from Egypt through tunnels where Hammas collects money on them.</p> <p><object width="480" height="414" data="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="data" value="" /><param name="src" value="" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /></object></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Why we like it</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>In just over 50 seconds the film communicates a pressing and controversial issue using a recognisable cartoon style seen regularly on television, but used here to tackle a serious issue. The colour and expression of the characters brings a different angle to a subject worn out in media and advocacy debate. The opening screen text, “The siege on Gaza brought Hamas to its knees, you think?” and the bouncing soundtrack, does what a body of text can't do. It creates humour, revealing the irony of Hamas benefiting from a scheme intended to injure them. It carefully uses the style to engage a certain audience but not to undermine the severity of the problem but points to the true consequences of the blockade, the people in Gaza are the only people to suffer, concluding that a “Siege doesn’t collapse a government a siege just makes people miserable.”</p> <p><strong>Source:&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong></strong><strong>Year:</strong> 2009</p> <p><strong>By:&nbsp;</strong><a style="text-decoration: underline; color: #998565;" href="" target="_blank">B’Tselem</a></p> <p><strong>Category:</strong> Visualisations about conflict in the Arab World</p> </div> </div> </div> animation conflict Gaza Hamas Israel video visualisation Fri, 20 Aug 2010 15:46:03 +0000 faith 30 at