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UNICEF "The story of Ivine and the pillow" (2016) 2:35 (USA)

UNICEF "The story of Ivine and the pillow" (2016) 2:35 (USA)

This animated Unfairy Tale tells the story of Ivine and his pillow. Unfortunately it's not a magic pillow, but his last bit of security in war torn Syria he ends up having to flee. This story, however, isn't a flight of fancy. It's reality.

 

UNICEF "Malak and the boat" (2016) 2:00 (USA)

UNICEF "Malak and the boat" (2016) 2:00 (USA)

As part of its "unfairy tales" campaign, UNICEF tells Malak's story of fleeing Syria by boat in this animated story. Some stories were never meant for children.

 

Amnesty international "The last message' (2016) 1:47 (Peru)

Amnesty international "The last message' (2016) 1:47 (Peru)

There have been 15,000 people who have gone missing since the early 80's in Peru, due largely to terrorism. The government denied the UN's competency to find the people who went missing and compensate their families.

 

Inter-LGBT - The Obstacle Course (2016) :60 (France)

Inter-LGBT - The Obstacle Course (2016) :60 (France)

In a dizzying first person point of view, we run from schools, into shared sleeping halls, to parties, to falling into waters. It's like a long game of "the floor is lava", while people yell at us, stare at us, awkwardly look away when we play spin the bottle, laugh at us.

 

TB Alliance "Louder than TB" (2016) :40 (USA)

TB Alliance "Louder than TB" (2016) :40 (USA)

Do not adjust your volume. This spot is silent on purpose. Why? Because there's a big silence around tuberculosis, even though it kills 400 children every day. It's time to give this epidemic a voice. And do something about it.

 

Sos Children's Village "Things moms do" 1:10 (UAE)

Sos Children's Village "Things moms do" 1:10 (UAE)

If you have a mom, call her. Tell her how much you love her, because children like the ones in this spot don't have moms. This spot is for SOS Children's Villages International's Gulf Area office and it coincides with Arabic Mother's Day. Poor kids.

 

Mellon Educate "What The F**K Have You Done" (2016) 3:00 (UK)

Mellon Educate "What The F**K Have You Done" (2016) 3:00 (UK)

International volunteer based Mellon Educate has taken a bold approach to their advertising, creating a campaign called What The Fuck Have You Done.

 

Today AdBlock allowed one ad for Amnesty International

Today, March 12, is World Day Against Cyber Censorship, which was started by Amnesty International and Reporters Without Borders. For one day only, AdBlock is allowing an ad not to be blocked.

Commercials: 
 

Meredith's Miracles "Keep Farts Funny" (2016) 1:37 (USA)

Meredith's Miracles "Keep Farts Funny" (2016) 1:37 (USA)

March is Colon Cancer awareness month. Do you know the signs? Gas and bloating might be it. And guess what? This cancer's preventable with early detection. Which is good, considering it's the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.

 

Försvarsmakten / Sweden's National Defense - Workout (2016) :50 (Sweden)

Försvarsmakten / Sweden's National Defense - Workout (2016) :50 (Sweden)

Here's an ad that feels like it should be for a sports brand or workout clothing stores. People do all sorts of workouts, pushups in city staircases, chasing cars, running through the wet dark forest and pull-ups on football goals.

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