CUGH-Pulitzer 4th Annual Video Competition
This video saves lives. Creative, powerful, and clear, The Story of Cholera helps communities understand how cholera is spread and steps they can take to prevent it. By making the invisible cholera germs visible, this animated narrative brings to life the teaching points of cholera prevention. The film integrates many different issues to show the causal links between human behavior/actions and the onset of disease. These connections are made obvious to achieve an “aha!” effect that can change behavior. Originally developed to assist with education during the Haitian cholera epidemic in 2010, it is now used all over the world for cholera prevention and to teach sanitation and hygiene practices. Examples include: West Africa 2012, widely adopted by aid agencies; refugee camps, Lebanon (Solidarités International) and the Thai-Myanmar border (FilmAid); national TV, in Namibia and Tanzania (UNICEF); cholera treatment centers, Sierra Leone (MSF). The film is available in over 30 languages.
Video Credits: Director: Yoni Goodman. Producer: Deborah Van Dyke. Story: Deborah Van Dyke, Yoni Goodman. Design: Yoni Goodman. Animation: Yoni Goodman, Sefi Gayego. Music and sound effects: Uri Kalian. Special thanks: Mark Binder, Peter Cardellichio, Ron Koss.