Posts tagged ‘animation’

February 16, 2012

ORAM – Organization for Refuge, Asylum and Migration – Video Campaign

ORAM, the organization that works to help LGBTI people life in unsafe countries to find safety elsewhere in the world. On their site they describe their mission:

ORAM provides clients with free legal counseling and assistance, including representation at UNHCR proceedings. We assist refugees through their passage to safety, often until they are permanently resettled in new countries.

Visit their website here.

The organization has released a series of  narration free animated videos telling the  personal stories of what the reality of life is for LGBTI people living in hostile environments. Deeply thought provoking and maddening. The countries featured  in these three videos ( in order ) are Jamaica, Iraq and Iran.  A warning – although they are animated some of the images are disturbing.

JAMAICA

IRAQ

IRAN

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December 22, 2011

Disney – It Gets Better

Via Born this Way Blog on FB – who said :

The LGBTQ community have been the artists, imagineers, the dreamers, and the very backbone of Disney since its inception. This is beautiful!

As usual the stories are sad and painfully resonant  but the message is one of hope.