5 Inspiring Videos for Human Rights Day [LIST]

Celebrating freedom and equality [LIST]

Dec 10, 2013

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December 10 marks International Human Rights Day, a United Nations observance to bring attention to freedom and equality for all peoples and all nations. From gender equality and political activism to healthcare for needy children and religious freedom, these videos inspire us to look around us and care for our fellow man.

1. HUMAN RIGHTS FOR KIDS
This upbeat clip from the Design Akademie Berlin shows the basics of Human Rights, in visual children's language - think teddy bears, dolls and Lego. Simple and effective.

2. MY VOICE COUNTS
Marking Human Rights Day 2012, this clip centers around the theme "My Voice, My Right, My Voice Counts." Featuring prominent personalities such as Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu and Olympic Gold medalist Usain Bolt, it reminds us that everyone has a right to be heard and to contribute in their society.

3. THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
Who knew a wordy international document could be so beautiful! This typographic representation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is as informative as it is mesmerizing.

4. I AM NOT A COLOR
The smart cookies from MHMK Berlin are behind this silent clip – another piece from Human Rights Day 2012. The video's flowing movement represents how intertwined the important issues it raises are – a brilliant use of 30 seconds.

5. ON FREEDOM
This British cartoon focuses on the issue of freedom – freedom of expression and opinion, the right to marry and start a family, freedom to choose religion, and free choice of employment. Human rights at their most basic.