“Angels in the Sand” is the story of the people of Darfur, in the refugee camps in Sudan and Chad, who have endured atrocities and hardships most of us would be unable to even imagine. The animated slideshow provides a glimpse into the consequences of one of the darkest chapters in human history. But it also shows another side of
the story which is its real essence – the spirit of the brave Darfuris, the dreams and hopes of the beautiful children, and the epic struggle by human rights groups like i-ACT to ensure that the candles of hope keep burning in this rugged land.
Every photo in the slideshow has a story to tell – whether it’s the picture of the refugee mother cradling cradling her baby, who chooses education for her children over her own needs, or the picture of beaming face of the refugee child who proudly shows off her sketches. They portray a story of pain, loss, and despair – but also more important: one of resilience and hope.
The slideshow is interspersed with facts and actions through which we encourage the visitors to not only be aware but also to take a stand and promote activism. We believe that correctly showcasing a humanitarian situation and encouraging global public action has the potential to deter such human rights abuses from continuing. Our
multimedia campaign is a humble initiative to provide such a platform. We dream of a future when the collective voice of humanity would silence the sound of the guns and the roar of the bombers.
Subhajit Choudhury is with the Olivewave Team. They believe “the aim of all social movements, uprisings or campaigns for change by people is to create a better world for themselves and their next generations. The final culminating result of all efforts would lead to a world that symbolizes harmony and peace. Olive is the color that signifies growth, harmony and peace. Today we try to provide a unified platform to all the waves that encompass the dream of a single peaceful world” – The Olive World.