Parents, How About Turning Your Kid Into a Child Soldier?

UNICEF Video Filmed at Brazil Student Exchange Fair Highlights Treachery Experienced by Real Children

Published On
Oct 26, 2015

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To hammer home the message that millions of children lead lives of appalling deprivation and violence, UNICEF and Ogilvy Brazil set up a booth in Sao Paulo at a student exchange fair, where parents go to learn about the best study-abroad opportunities for their own kids.

At the fake booth called "ECA Exchange Programs -- changing children's lives," an enthusiastic actor posing as a salesperson pitches programs to increasingly horrified parents. Take, for example, the Child Revolutionary Program, where your child will be kidnapped and serve as a soldier in a real conflict; a program where kids focus 100% on study because there's no electricity or water; and an unpaid internship working at a dump or cutting sugar cane.

In the video #thereisstilltime (#aindadatempo in Portuguese), parents go through shock, outrage, sorrow and finally a desire to help as the actor explains that these aren't real programs, but are the experiences of real children, who need their help.


Oct 26, 2015
Brand :
Client :
Agency :
Ogilvy & Mather-Brazil
Chief Executive Offier :
Fernando Musa
Creative Director :
Gonzalo Ricca
Art Director :
Frederico Gasparian
Copywriter :
Renato Barreto
Planning :
Juliana Frana
Production :
Rafael Rosi
Production :
Vanessa Wallner
Production :
Vanessa Garcia
Production :
Andrea Consoleto
Production :
Sonia Cremerius
Account :
Daniela Glicenstajn Elkis
Account :
Juliana Fernandes
Production Company :
Vetor Filmes
Director :
Luiza Campos
Executive Producer :
Alberto Lopes
Executive Producer :
Paula Moraes
Executive Producer :
Chico Puech
Director, Photography :
Paulo Disca
Production/Director :
Murilo Baskerville
Production :
Equipe Vetor Zero
Production :
Rodrigo Sobreiro
Production :
Jeff Ferreira
Account :
Giovana Grigolin
Account :
Vandreia Ribeiro
Cast :
Camila Czerkes Santana Vigh
Cast :
Yuri Magalhes B. V. Souza
Sound Production :
Lucha Libre
Music :
Paulinho Corcione
Account :
Dani Celer
Account :
Igor Ferreira
Photos :
Gabriel Chaim
Client Approval :
Edith Asibey
Client Approval :
Maria Estela Caparelli
Client Approval :
Pedro Ivo Alcantara

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