Man Booker International Prize 2017
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The BBC World Service is an international news service available on radio, television and online. It provides impartial news reports and analysis in English and 40 other languages.
The Man Booker is an international prize so of great interest to the BBC's worldwide audience. The BBC wanted to highlight the chosen books and authors by making some short films. Working with the BBC team, we created two explainer videos for use on their social media channels (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) one with sound and one without to showcase the six shortlisted titles competing for the 2017 Man Booker.
Designed to work with without sound, the film brings to life short excerpts from the books with transcription on screen and evocative illustrations– perfect for smaller devices. Aimed at attracting a busy online audience, the film is framed enticingly as ‘6 Books to help you find yourself’.
From letting go of your anger to remembering where you came from - you can find inspiration in the shortlist for this year's Man Booker International prize.
The films can be seen in context on the BBC Man Booker 2017 page here
One hundred years after women won the right to vote, Scarlett Moffatt tells the story of the suffragettes.
From prejudice to pride, the story of how gay sex was de-criminalised is a story of double-lives, suicides and brave fights.
With people living longer that ever before and not saving enough for their later years, is retirement headed for an uncertain future? Money Box explores whether retirement is a thing of the past.
Professor Mary King describes how the song became a symbol of hope.
For Christmas 2015 we created an animated Christmas animation based on the Nativity story and voiced by some of BBC Radio 2’s most popular presenters
Each year, the BBC invites a leading figure to give a series of lectures and in 2015, Professor Stephen Hawking delivered two lectures on the nature of black holes.
This explainer video for the BBC 6 O’Clock News was made in 2016 just before the EU referendum in the UK and explains how the EU works and how it operates.
What will be the future of Humanity? In this short film for Radio 4, historian and author of the international bestseller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Yuval Noah Harari makes a prediction
Why do Americans love their flag so much? Adam Smith Senior Lecturer in History at UCL, tells the story of The Stars and Stripes and explains how it became ‘an incredibly emotional symbol of a nation’.