The works of Yuzuki Osaki and Misaki Teramoto, 4th year students of Osaka Jogakuin University, ranked 3rd in the United Nations Youth Video Challenge, which solicited video works from young people around the world under the theme of "disarmament." I won a prize.
The Youth Video Challenge is a contest organized by the United Nations Department of Disarmament for young people (ages 18 to 24) around the world, where disarmament contributes to a safer, more secure and sustainable world for all. The purpose is to arouse the interest and knowledge of young people about being an important method.
Mr. Osaki and Mr. Teramoto took a class from Professor Kazuko Hikawa, a former Ministry of Foreign Affairs employee who specializes in disarmament, and thought about the significance of disarmament and focused on the damage to nature that is often forgotten during the war.The title of the work is "Recovery from Damage", and a flip book is used to describe how a warship melts and turns into a school of fish, and a fighter melts into a forest where birds gather.Mr. Teramoto, who loves manga, was in charge of the illustration, and Mr. Osaki, who was in the music department in high school, was in charge of the music, and the animation was about 1 minute and 15 seconds long. Both of them are said to have been making videos for the first time, but the result of being third in the world can be said to be the result of the peace learning of Osaka Jogakuin University, the efforts of the SDGs, and their diverse personalities.
Izumi Nakamitsu, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, and Michael Douglas, a US actor of the United Nations Peace Ambassador, also attended the award ceremony held online.In his speech, Mr. Teramoto said, "When creating a sustainable world, I wanted you to remember that humanity is only a part of nature," and Mr. Osaki said, "I will not leave people who cannot speak English." Therefore, we call on art to be used as a means of communication (to convey the importance of disarmament). "Izumi Nakamitsu, UN Under-Secretary-General, described the two works as "expressing a universal message about peace and hope."
Professor Hikawa, who recommended the two to apply, said, "I recommended that I apply to feel closer to the United Nations, but the results were excellent. Both of them seemed unconfident at first, but the award ceremony Then, when I saw the speech in front of the people of the world, I felt the infinite possibilities of the younger generation. "
Reference: [Osaka Jogakuin University] “What if – Spesterra” Youth Video Challenge 2021 XNUMXrd place in the world at the United Nations Youth Video Challenge