Loss and damage animation named finalist at Charity Film Awards

News, 23 February 2022
IIED’s animation ‘Untold stories of climate change loss and damage in the LDCs: Solomon Islands’ is a finalist in the Charity Film Awards. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in March 2022.

 

IIED's animation about climate loss and damage in the Solomon Islands is narrated by climate activists Gladys Habu and Solomon Yeo. Watch a version in Pijin and also see behind the scenes (The Like Minded/IIED)

IIED is delighted that our animation, ‘Untold stories of climate change loss and damage in the LDCs: Solomon Islands’ has been selected as a finalist in the Charity Film Awards.

The animation was the first in a series of four showing personal stories of the heart-breaking reality of loss and damage from climate change faced by people living in the least developed countries (LDCs). 

Other finalists include the Teenage Cancer Trust, Women for Women International, and the SCVO.

And a second round of public voting begins on 16 February when we are again asking for members of the public to support this work. The next round of public votes will go towards a ‘People’s Choice’ award, in addition to awards in each category given by a panel of judges. 

 

More than 300 charities took part in the 5th Charity Film Awards and there were almost 40,000 votes in the first round of public voting. The panel of expert judges includes high-profile names from entertainment, business, media, academia and social enterprises.  

Gladys Habu and Solomon Yeo are the climate activists from the Solomon Islands whose stories are profiled in the animation. Gladys said: “It means so much to have more people watch the animation and see the significance of the loss and damage message behind it.” 

Two other animations focused on Sierra Leone and Rwanda, telling the harrowing stories of individuals experiencing loss and damage from climate change first-hand. A fourth, focusing on Nepal, will follow early this year. 

Since their launch in March 2021, the animations have been viewed by tens of thousands of people around the world and have been screened at last year’s New York Climate Week and at COP26 in Glasgow. Those personal stories of loss and damage have also been shared on the BBC, in podcasts from IIED, UNDP and more. 

The winners of the 2022 awards will be announced at a ceremony in March 2022. And with the second round of public voting now open, please vote for IIED’s animation to win the People's Choice award in our category! 

Contact

Anne Schulthess (anne.schulthess@iied.org), marketing manager, IIED's Communications Group

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