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Save the Children International
'Sarah' - Climate Crisis

Film & Campaign Description

‘Sarah’ is a DRTV advertisement focusing on the climate crisis, produced by Save the Children International.

Over the last few years, Save the Children has endeavored to push the boundaries of DRTV by allowing their beneficiaries, children like Sarah, to have a voice and be able tell their incredible story firsthand.

For the very first time, Save the Children has decided to turn its attention to the Climate Crisis in their DRTV advertising. The climate crisis is affecting us all, but the poorest countries and communities feel its enormous weight more so than most.

The ‘Sarah’ advert highlights the effects of the climate crisis and natural disasters on children and communities worldwide. Filmed in Malawi, this advert focuses on the story of Sarah, who is 11 years old and has been living in a displacement camp with her parents and siblings after Cyclone Ana ripped through her village and destroyed it. In her own voice, Sarah tells us about her family and the world that she once knew, and the impact of having lost her home due to the floods.

Sadly, there are millions of children like Sarah, and Save the Children and striving to be there for them and their communities to make sure they do not have to face the climate crisis alone.

This advert is part of an integrated campaign, with a strategic combination of 90s and 60s TV ads and shorter supporting digital versions. The ad has been made available by Save the Children International to their Members globally for adaptation in countries with active DRTV programmes, including the UK.

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