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UNICEF
"I Am Sister"
70s
13 October 2017
UK Charities

Another family-focused spot from UNICEF takes a look at sisterhood in all its glory. Positives and negatives are shown equally throughout the montage, taking us through a warts and all overview of sibling life. It's a smart move to have a refugee affected by the issue provide the VO, giving the film an added touch of emotional authenticity.

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"Rapunzel"

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UNICEF
"I Am Sister"
70s
13 Oct 2017
Another family-focused spot from UNICEF takes a look at sisterhood in all its glory. Positives and negatives are shown equally throughout the montage, taking us through a warts and all overview of sibling life. It's a smart move to have a refugee affected by the issue provide the VO, giving the film an added touch of emotional authenticity.

UNICEF
"I Am Brother"
70s
13 Oct 2017
UNICEF's latest campaign tackles the bizarre UK law which states that siblings of refugees aren't considered family... which makes less sense every time we read it. This smartly constructed montage shows off the highs and lows of brotherhood, and highlights exactly what kids are missing out on when they're kept away from their families.

UNICEF
"Blue Glasses"
60s
18 Sep 2017
UNICEF urge baby boomers to support the next generation in this 60” appeal. We see a woman with a fondness for sky blue spectacles grow to see her own children flourish. Of course, not every child enjoys the same opportunities. Aided by some nostalgic production design, the charity hope more viewers consider a posthumous donation.

UNICEF
"A Child is a Child"
1 min 33s
14 Sep 2017
“I believe you can see us”, says one young voice in this UNICEF film. Sustained coverage of the migrant crisis means images like those enlarged here are seared onto the public consciousness. The children’s charity remind us to consider the human impact. As politicians deliver empty pledges, having children utter the words is an effective tactic.

UNICEF
"Harry and Ahmed"
2 mins 05s
8 Feb 2017
This thoughtful UNICEF film reminds us that time doesn’t necessarily heal everything. Harry and Ahmed are separated by decades, yet united by hardship. Side by side, the two describe their respective ordeals. Faces, countries, and technologies may change, but the language of suffering remains the same. When Harry and Ahmed’s stories overlap, the humbling effect is compounded.

UNICEF
"David Beckham"
60s
5 Dec 2016
David Beckham's tattoos tell a disturbing story in this well-animated UNICEF film. His body becomes a collage of child abuse, neglect, and suffering, as he notes that such experiences can leave victims with both physical and mental scars. Beckham's family man image makes him an effective choice for this campaign, but his voice lacks the necessary gravitas.

UNICEF
"It Begins With A Blanket"
1 min 35s
28 Nov 2016
This UNICEF film arrives just as many in the West will be counting their spoils from Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Amidst a whirlwind of discount tellies and clothes, it’s easy to forget how drastically wants and needs differ across the globe. A girl wanders around a makeshift refugee camp picking up odds and ends - after all, her life depends on it.

UNICEF
"We Are The Generation"
60s
14 Jan 2016
We are the generation that had it all, this ad from UNICEF points out. The music, the opportunities, the dreams - nothing could hold us back. We were around for the birth of everything: teenagers, supersonic flight, space travel, the defeat of communism... so now it's time to pay things forward and do what we can to safeguard the children of tomorrow. Good use of footage brings the message home.

UNICEF
"Upside Down"
1 min 50s
5 Nov 2015
The mild perils of the playground are replaced by something altogether more sinister in this striking film for UNICEF. Picking up on a theme developed by the same agency for Save the Children, this film asks us to imagine how we'd feel if our own children were affected by one of the global conflicts we read about in the news.

UNICEF
"The Sound of Death"
70s
15 Apr 2015
This interesting film promoting the work of UNICEF has the Grim Reaper revelling in the unnecessary deaths suffered by children from water-borne diseases as he recreates his own macabre version of The Sound of Music. Presumably permission wasn't granted to use Richard Rodgers' music but it's close enough for us to get the point while ensuring no angry letters from lawyers.

UNICEF
"The Runner"
45s
4 May 2011
This fund-raising film examines the margins that exist between taking action and deciding not to. A runner is struck by a poster asking for donations and appears to be on the brink of a response when he drops his MP3 player and, annoyed, he runs on instead.

UNICEF
"Should I?"
5 mins 30s
22 Mar 2010
An unflinching examination of the harshness of life in The Developing World. This makes you realise that Slumdog Millionaire practically romanticises India's poverty... the reality is far worse than anything we see in Danny Boyle's Oscar-winning film.

UNICEF
"Rubbish Dump"
60s
1 Mar 2010
A profoundly depressing examination of the lives of some young people in the developing world. A teenage girl hunts for scraps in a giant rubbish dump so she can sell them for food. As Ewan McGregor explains, UNICEF is helping girls like her get into schools.

UNICEF
"Put It Right"
40s
8 Feb 2010
A terrifyingly candid examination of the conditions which many children of the Third World have to endure. Ewan McGregor urges us to visit UNICEF's website where we can begin to "put it right" by contributing money to their organisation.

UNICEF
"Mosquito"
20s
22 Jan 2009


UNICEF
"Cut The Queue"
60s
2 Nov 2004


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