Drones to the rescue

Pia Zaragoza received funding from UNICEF to research humanitarian uses for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), more commonly knows as drones. She looks forward to the day when UAVs enable emergency workers to do their work “faster and more efficiently” I produced, filmed and edited this video. .

 

Meet social mother Franciane

In Sobral, Brazil, ‘social mothers’ like Franciane are helping to make a clean sweep in the reduction of under-5 mortality by helping mothers during pregnancy and in the first, most critical, month of a baby’s life.

 

Long After We’re Gone

A soundscape piece comprising video and audio field recordings in and around the Gowanus Canal, one of the most polluted waterways in the US.

 

WAITED FOR

A feature-length documentary that interweaves three stories of South African lesbians who adopt across racial lines.

 

Smack Mellon studio artists

This profile of Ivan Monforte is from a video series created for Smack Mellon featuring the artists in their Artist Studio Program.

 

Lee-Ursus: South African MC

Sean Jacobs interviews South African hip-hop artist, Lee-Ursus Alexander who raps in Afrikaans in this video that I filmed and edited for the popular blog Africa is a Country.

 
 

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    Katy Perry talks about her UNICEF-inspired song “Unconditionally”

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    Sierra Leone: Adolescent theatre builds peace

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    One appeal, nearly 60 million children in crisis

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    At UNICEF we don’t take numbers for granted

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    Kenya: Child helpline is a lifeline for victims of abuse

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    Health and survival for the smallest citizens

    Breast milk banks are a sound investment in the health of Brazil’s premature babies. Brazil is home to the largest network of human milk banks in the world, with over 210 milk banks across the country. The innovative program has been a successful venture for Brazil, helping reduce under five mortality rates with low-cost technology.     I co-produced this video with Marissa Arroy and was also the videographer and editor. It is one of a series of videos for UNICEF that more »

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