It’s been quite a while since I last posted my lists of favourite YouTube videos which cover issues related to development, so I thought it was time for a new list! To be honest, I haven’t seen as many good videos as I used to in previous years. Perhaps charities and NGOs are allocating their social media spend on Instagram and TikTok instead?
MSF Norway – Anti-Racism: When you picture Doctors Without Borders, what do you see?
I love this video which explains MSF Norway’s approach to reduce racist stereotypes of white saviours and powerless victims. See my longer blog post for more information.
Chance for Childhood – #Overexposed Campaign
In a similar vain to MSF, this video explains how Chance for Childhood have decided to remove identifiable features of children in their campaigns. My thoughts in another blog post.
Oxfam – 75 years of second hand style
Simple shareable video promoting second hand fashion in the build up to Christmas.
Save the Children – 2022 A Year in Pictures and the stories behind them
Brilliant campaign which explains the stories behind the photography process! There is also a great accompanying microsite.
Charity Water – The journey of your donation
Simple video explaining how donations reach communities around the world.
Greenpeace – The TRUTH about our recycling – The Big Plastic Count Results
Effective explainer about the UK recycling system and its many flaws.
Doctors Without Borders UK – Can storytelling help to save lives?
Similar to the first two videos, this video explains the process of co-creating stories of change. Some nice animations but the audio quality is quite poor in parts.
UNICEF – We throw out 3 e-waste objects for every newborn
I’m a huge fan of collage which is probably why this caught my eye, however there are some interesting facts in this video explainer about e-waste.
Amnesty International – How companies from your country may be linked to war crimes in Myanmar
Some disturbing facts in this reportage style video. Great graphics.
Plan International and Karma’s World: Collaboration
Plan International’s first-ever animated Global Ambassador. Interesting….