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Emiliano Ponzi partnered with Leo Burnett and We Are Captive to create this animated short Voices for Freedom. The short is part of Amnesty International’s recently launched campaign that confronts the silencing of civil activists from around the world. Emiliano’s beautiful, graphic illustrations tell the story of Dhondup Wangchen, a Tibetan filmmaker who was imprisoned in 2008 after the making of his film, Leaving Fear Behind. The film documented how modern-day Tibetans feel about human rights in Tibet, as well as the then impending Beijing Olympic Games.
The short was strongly influenced by Buddhist and Tibetan proverbs, using animals central to the religion and lifestyle in Tibet and the crane which is a national symbol in China.