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“What happened when we all stopped” narrated by Jane Goodall

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As millions around the world shelter at home, the smog melts away, the birds sing, and the waters run clear. What if we used this moment in our lives and in history as an opportunity to jumpstart the rebirth and rewilding of our planet when we go back to work and school? This moment can lead us to a healthier, cleaner, greener future, if only we grasp it. Tom Rivett-Carnac tells the story of what happened when we all stopped.

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Meet The Creators

  • Poet Bee Rivett-Carnac , Tom Rivett-Carnac
  • Director Avi Ofer
  • Narrator Jane Goodall
  • Compositor Avi Ofer
  • Animator Avi Ofer
  • Art Director Avi Ofer
  • Storyboard Artist Avi Ofer
  • Coloring Luisa M H Copetti
  • Music Weston Fonger, Jarrett Farkas
  • Sound Designer Weston Fonger, Jarrett Farkas
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
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For more on the poem, go to https://whathappenedwhenweallstopped.com/ Learn more about the story behind this work, and download a free children's book version. 

Created in partnership with https://www.janegoodall.org.uk/ and https://www.rootsnshoots.org.uk/
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Meet The Creators

  • Poet Bee Rivett-Carnac , Tom Rivett-Carnac
  • Director Avi Ofer
  • Narrator Jane Goodall
  • Compositor Avi Ofer
  • Animator Avi Ofer
  • Art Director Avi Ofer
  • Storyboard Artist Avi Ofer
  • Coloring Luisa M H Copetti
  • Music Weston Fonger, Jarrett Farkas
  • Sound Designer Weston Fonger, Jarrett Farkas
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • See more