UNICEF launched animated film series ‘Unfairy Tales’ on refugee and migrant children

Mar 29, 2016 17:33 IST

The United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) on 29 March 2016 launched animate film series ‘Unfairy Tales’.

The series seeks to help frame positive perceptions towards the tens of millions of children and young people on the move globally.

As per an estimate, at least 65 million children and young people globally are on the move to escape conflict, poverty and extreme weather and find a stable life and a place to call home.

Details related to Unfairy Tales

• It is a collection of 3 animations that explain the horror behind fleeing of three children in real life.

• One story – “Ivine and the Pillow” – animates the true story of 14-year-old Ivine and her pillow, Pillow. After a perilous escape from Syria, Ivine settles at a refugee camp in Germany only to face new challenges.

• “Malak and the Boat”, tells the tale of a young girl’s voyage in a leaky boat.

• The third animation depicts the story of Mustafa, who after fleeing his home, wonders who is left to be his friend.

• These tales are part of the #actofhumanity initiative that emphasise that children are children, no matter where they come from, and that every child has rights and deserves a fair chance.

• The ad agency 180LA conceived and fully produced the series with help from animation houses Consulado, House of Colors, Bubba’s Chop Shop and Gilles+Cecilie Studio.

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