children of labor is a stop-motion psa geared towards the children of labor across the globe. in our execution, we experimented with stop-motion animation and cell animation. we felt it would be appropriate to construct our set out of white foam core to match the cold, winter mood with added high contrast lighting. the narrative for this animation involves a young child working in a clothing factory in the middle of a city. the child has been working long hours and is at a bus stop waiting to get home. eventually, a school bus comes to save the child from the destructive work environment. the bus symbolizes a hopeful future for the child. a future that involves an education.

art direction & animation    I    mina valizadeh & krystal sojourner 
sound design    I     thomas  jackson

awards & exhibitions

winner - international creative muse awards
winner - best psa, 15 minutes of fame film festival, florida, 
winner - gold & best in show, american advertising awards, 2017

official selection, the indiefest film awards, ca, 2017
official selection, international time-lapse festival, spain, 
official selection, depth of field international film fest, de, 2017 
official selection, international children rights film fest, turkey, 2017