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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 Luísa 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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Additional Resources for you to Explore
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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Humanity originated in nature. She warmed, fed and raised us. And we should treat her appropriately - with gratitude and love! And do not forget that man is part of nature, and not nature is part of man.
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We could plant more trees, walk or ride bicycles in a close distance rather than cars. We cold also ask the governments around the world to use less oils and stuff and stop producing so much carbon dioxide. Use eco friendly resources bro! You are destroying the earth man!
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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 Luísa 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 creators