The Frontline

Numerous typhoons in the Philippines, unpredictable droughts in Uganda and life-threatening floods in Belgium - The climate crisis and its devastating effects are now everywhere and undeniable. But it's the communities least responsible, that are most affected by climate change. These are just a few stories from the front-line of humanity's greatest threat. Listen to climate activists Mitzi from the Philippines, Hilda from Uganda and Ben from Belgium.

Client: Greens/EFA
Animation: Ellen Andries
Writing: Anuna De Wever, Thomas Maddens
Produced and Directed: Thomas Maddens
Post Production: A Mad Production

Numerous typhoons in the Philippines, unpredictable droughts in Uganda and life-threatening floods in Belgium – The climate crisis and its devastating effects are now everywhere and undeniable. But it’s the communities least responsible, that are most affected by climate change. These are just a few stories from the front-line of humanity’s greatest threat. Listen to climate activists Mitzi from the Philippines, Hilda from Uganda and Ben from Belgium.

“Last year, in the span of three weeks we had four typhoons, described as “once in a life-time typhoons”, with the strength of them. How many have I experienced? And I’m not even done with my life, I hope…” – @mitzijonelle

A few months ago, I spoke to Mitzi for the first time over a zoom call… Together with @anuna_dewever and @myendo.film we made an animation about her powerful story for the @greensefa .

In the meantime, we’ve gone on road trips, visited conferences and marched in the streets with Mitzi and heard her speak these powerful words to anybody who would listen. We’ve done everything in our power to give Mitzi and her story the platform it needs. This animation will be shown at various screens and events in the second week of COP26 (so keep an eye out!) and of course it will be available here on the virtual platforms as well.

Share this important story. Even if it’s the only thing you do today to join the fight to save humanity. To instill a sense of much needed urgency that we, humans, are in a crisis. Right now.

There is no time to waste to save humanity from itself. That is why Mitzi’s story is so important.