where we work
Syria: The Shadows & The Shoes. Our most recent film project, shot in September 2014. Two films, one on trauma healing, and one solidarity / peace-building issues, for children affected by the crisis in Syria. The films are being rolled out in Syria and surrounding countries where refugees have fled, like Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan, Iraq and Egypt. The films are additionally being used with people affected by conflict within Iraq and Egypt.
South Sudan: Two new films are currently in development, one focusing on malaria, the other acute watery diarrhoea and cholera through messages exploring water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).
Afghanistan: ChucheQhalin, No Strings’ first ever programme, a film using characters from local folklore that teaches children how to be safe in a country where millions of landmines and unexploded ordnance remain hidden.
Philippines, Indonesia, East Timor, Burma, Cambodia: Tales of Disasters. Now dubbed into a total of 14 languages, the series was first developed in Indonesia in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami. In the Philippines, it’s now being incorporated into the national curriculum across elementary and secondary schools through the Department of Education. Dubbed into four local Burmese languages, the series is used by outreach workers in regions affected by cyclones, floods and landslides. The Two Gardens peace-building film was added to support communities where there are ethnic tensions (it’s used widely in Mindanao, Philippines), or where disasters have forced a migration of people.
Madagascar. Two new films are currently being developed, one looking at effective land management and environmental preservation, the other health and nutrition. The programme follows the successful launch of the Tales of Disasters films here in 2014, when we dubbed our Cyclone and Flood / Landslide films into Malagasy and ran two major trainings.
Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe: Kibing! A series of films on HIV, child protection and gender equality, dubbed into local languages and used in schools and outreach centres in rural and urban areas.
Haiti: The Magic in You, a series of three films. The Amazing Machine motivates positive behaviour change around WASH (water, sanitation & hygiene) and public health; The Magic Heart speaks to children affected by trauma, while The Wishing Ring is concerned with child protection issues. The Amazing Machine is now additionally being rolled out in Sierra Leone, West Africa.