#SOS SAVE OUR SENTINELS

Short List
Title#SOS SAVE OUR SENTINELS
BrandJIMMY NELSON FOUNDATION
Product / ServiceUNITED NATIONS WORLD DAY FOR CULTURAL DIVERSITY
CategoryB07. Not-for-profit / Charity / Government
EntrantWUNDERMAN THOMPSON Mumbai , INDIA
Idea Creation WUNDERMAN THOMPSON Mumbai, INDIA
Production SMALL FRY PRODUCTIONS Mumbai, INDIA
Post Production SMALL FRY PRODUCTIONS Mumbai, INDIA
Post Production 2 Wah Wah Music Mumbai, INDIA

Credits

Name Company Position
Senthil Kumar Wunderman Thompson India Chief Creative Officer
Jimmy Nelson Jimmy Nelson Foundation Photographer
Ryan Suares Small Fry Productions Executive Producer
Dhruv Ghanekar Wah Wah Music Music Artist
Priyank Premkumar Freelancer Editor
Kevin Menezes Wunderman Thompson India Editor
Dev Nayak After Studios Editor

Write a short summary of what happens in the film

Celebrate nature’s last watchmen standing still. The last sentinels of our natural reserves standing still in spite of human progress, read as human greed, standing still to protect their family trees and forests from land grabbers, fossil fuel exploiters and mining corporations standing still as the sentinels of mother earth in the wake of climate change, standing still as water rises and volcanoes breathe standing still as forest fires rage and clouds dance standing still as rainbows disappear into the rain standing still as an endangered tribe in their own ancient habitats standing still in spite of the threat of extinction of their identity. The guardians of ancient culture. The guardians of our future. The children of Mother Nature. Standing still in a series of still photographs. Blink. And They’re Gone. -------------------------------- #SOS SAVE OUR SENTINELS Released on the United Nations World Day for Cultural Diversity.

Cultural / Context information for the jury

Save Our Sentinels is a powerful visual commentary on the cultural identity of the last sentinels of our natural reserves, the last 36 indigenous tribes standing still, in rare still photographs. Stitched together from thousands of original documented photographs of the last few indigenous tribes interspersed with the rarest footage of their ancient habitats. The celebration of the indigenous builds from life lessons to life threatening moments revealing that the indigenous people are an endangered tribe in their own ancient habitats. The film celebrates the last few indigenous tribes for standing still in spite of the threat to their cultural identity and their own forest lands. Blink. And They’re Gone. Indigenous Sound Design: The soundtrack is a multilingual musical expression with lyrics from ancient tribal sayings and forgotten folk songs recorded on location from the indigenous tribes featured in the film from Africa, Australia, India, Siberia and South America.

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