The Story of Cholera is an animation short that we produced in 2011 in collaboration with internationally acclaimed animator Yoni Goodman. Initiated in response to the devastating cholera epidemic that began in Haiti in late 2010, the film was designed to help affected populations around the world better understand cholera and how to prevent it. The story features a young boy who helps a health worker save his father and then guides his village in preventing cholera from spreading. By making the invisible cholera germs visible, this simple animated narrative brings to life the teaching points of cholera prevention.
Prior to its release, the film was reviewed for accuracy of content by cholera and public health experts with extensive experience in developing countries. Field-testing was done in several countries where cholera has been a problem.
The film is being used by health workers to educate their communities. It can be downloaded free-of-charge from our website. Flashcards are also available for free download to use in places with no electricity or internet access.
The Story of Cholera has won seven awards and several honors and has been watched in over 175 countries. It has been narrated in English, Haitian Creole, French, Spanish, Swahili, Krio (Sierra Leone), Guerzé, Malinké, Poular, and Soussou, and there are several more languages in the pipeline.