International women’s day

On International Women's Day, it's time to raise up with the women who stand up for the many, who march for the rights of all. (via International Citizen Service (ICS), video by VSO/Emma Plunkett)

Posted by Upworthy on Wednesday, 8 March 2017


The Women’s Public Service Announcement

This animation was made in less than two weeks and garnered 2.2K views, when it was shared on the Upworthy Facebook channel.

Emma was commissioned by The Service, a London based production company that make social impact films within the arts, charity and education sector. They produced this animation for ICS (International Citizen Service) and VSO (Voluntary Services Overseas).

Initially, The Service asked Emma if she was interested in just illustrating a poem by ICS volunteer Anisa Nur. In the end, she visually interpreted the poem for the storyboard, made all the drawings, then animated and edited it in time for International Women’s Day.

The thing is, she was so inspired by the powerful words of the poem, that she decided to take up the challenge, even though time was short. She put her life on hold and packed nearly two weeks’ worth of work into one.

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