Hand-drawn animation, digital cutouts, and paintings are used to tell this heartwarming story about how a family falls into homelessness, and then is able to regain hope and a new life through the assistance of their community and a helping hand. This video is an enlightening and creative look into the benefits of humanitarian aid and selflessness, and how you can alter the course of a tragedy with effort and empathy. It demonstrates the necessity of a warm and inviting community, and how this mentality can be applied to world issues today, like the Syrian refugee crisis.
This shocking two minute video, filmed in the popular "A Second a Day" format, shows us how quickly a tragedy could happen and how drastically a life can change over the course of a few months. It raises the important point, "Just because it isn't happening here, doesn't mean it isn't happening." War affects us all, and apathy has no place in a world where change can better the lives of those who were merely born into different circumstances.
This short documentary encapsulates the background and various factors that spurred Syria's refugee crisis as we know it today. It highlights the factions and world powers involved in the conflict, and emphasizes the need for humanitarian aid. Bashar al-Assad's regime has been the root cause of the revolutionary acts in the Syrian community, and the malicious government response has prompted intervention from the U.N., but strife and hardships continue to plague the Syrian people who have since fled to bordering nations such as Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, and Germany. The current figure for persons of concerned, as recorded by the UNHCR, is 5,029,562 women, men, and children displaced in camps. The solution to the largest refugee crisis lies only in the resolution of the political issues and the elimination of the extremist factions that strike the once prosperous country.