Four Awards For CMM's Videos on Violence, Diabetes

Violence against children and Type 1 diabetes videos recognized for social impact.
OTTAWA, Ontario - June 21, 2016 - PRLog -- Chocolate Moose Media (CMM) has added four more awards for its growing body of animated public service announcements. Three are Telly awards announced June 20, 2016, by one of the top film-and-video awards organizations in the United States, and a fourth is from the U.S. International Film & Video Festival.

Violence Against Children, a hand-drawn, whiteboard animation, was recognized twice with  bronze Telly awards in the film/video and the People's sections. Rashid: Living With Type 1 Diabetes also took a bronze in the film/video section. In April Rashid won an Award of Excellence at the U.S. International Film & Video Festival.

Violence Against Children was commissioned by UNICEF Malawi and produced in association with PCI Media Impact in response to shocking results in a country-wide survey of violence against youth. It runs for three minutes and 40 seconds and was created in English and Chichewa. The animated short was recently presented by CMM at the Media Form Social Impact Summit at the United Nations.

Rashid is a series of 12 shorts commissioned by the Qatar Diabetes Association and sponsored by Oryx GTL in response to the growing number of people with diabetes in Qatar as well as in the rest of the Gulf. The videos try to reinforce the rights of children and dispel myths and stigma surrounding Type 1 diabetes. They are aimed at policy-makers, school principals, teachers, parents and youth, and are in English and Arabic.

These two productions can be seen (and downloaded for free) - along with 3,446 others from Chocolate Moose's portfolio - on a Vimeo channel. (

"I am pleased that these awards will shine a spotlight on the work to combat violence against children and affirm the rights of children with Type 1 diabetes.  Together, they deal with extremely important issues faced by children the world over," says CMM founder Firdaus Kharas, who directed both award-winning series.

About Chocolate Moose Media

Chocolate Moose Media is the world's leading producer of animated behaviour-change communications aimed at solving health and social issues around the world. It produces film and animated television with offices in Geneva, Switzerland, and Ottawa, Canada. President Firdaus Kharas uses proceeds from for-profit projects to fund not-for-profit campaigns targeting health and other social issues. These are in the form of animated public service announcements and include Peabody-award winner The Three Amigos (combatting HIV/AIDS); Buzz and Bite (preventing the spread of malaria); No Excuses (targeting sexual and domestic violence); Solar Campaign (replacing kerosene lamps with solar lights); and a three-video series aimed at preventing the spread of Ebola, among many others.

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