What Happened When We All Stopped

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What Happened When We All Stopped
Avi Ofer and Jane Goodall and Tom Rivett-Carnac

This ecocritical, animated short film for children, young adults and other ages, which was adapted from Tom Rivett-Carnac’s children’s book by the same name, shares an empowering message: “No time for sorrow, we are building tomorrow.” Following a young girl, the story explores how mankind rediscovers nature during the lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic, which, hopefully, leading us to a brighter, cleaner and greener future.

The video was produced for #WorldEnvironemntDay in 2020 and published as a TED Talk. Also, it is suitable for interdisciplinary teaching projects with Biology or a project week on environmental awareness.

· · 2020

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What Happened When We All Stopped. Written by Tom Rivett-Carnac, directed by Avi Ofer. BBC, June 5, 2020. 3 min., Website

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  • Addresses current affairs
  • Interdisciplinary or cross-curricular teaching
  • Students can identify with the text