Though medical treatment is important in stopping the spread of Ebola, so is education and addressing the social and cultural myths associated with the deadly disease.
United Methodist Communications, Chocolate Moose Media and iheed have collaborated to produce an animated video for use in West Africa that helps dispel myths about how Ebola is spread and promotes prevention of the disease.
The video will be produced in various languages, including English and French with West African voices and other West African languages.
Co-Creator, Director and Story Editor: Firdaus Kharas
Co-Creator and Writer: Brent Quinn
Original Music and Sound Design: Andrew Huggett
Executive Producers: Neelley Hicks / Kunal D. Patel / Firdaus Kharas / R. K. Chand
Artha Animation Creative Head: Gaurav Malhotra / Head of Operations: Akhil Verma
Designing Lead: Prashant Shikare / Animation Lead: Yogesh Kawale
Animation Team: Mahendra Kawale / Rahul Jain / Rohan Bhalerao / Suraj Kumar / Kishor Dabolker / Tushar Moleshwari
The video is being distributed under a Creative Commons license for free use, non-commercial, without derivatives and with attribution.
Ebola: A Poem for the Living (English, Pidgin and Krio)
This video >> in English and dialects of Pidgin and Krio, contributes to the prevention of the further spread of the Ebola virus in Africa.
Ebola: Un Poème Pour La Vie (French)
Elle reflète l’approche des co-créateurs qui est de créer des médias non-coercitifs, dans ce cas, en utilisant l’animation afin de créer un message >>