Archive for the ‘Tobacco control’ Category

“Ana A Topa,” GASP Malawi

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

You might know a lot about how smoking affects your body but how often do you think about the people and children who grow tobacco and how it affects their lives? Probably not very often and tobacco manufacturers would like to keep it that way which is why GASP formed a new charity called Ana A Topa, which means ‘the children are tired’. We launched it when we found out that the tobacco farmers were very sick and poor, despite the fact that the crop itself is very valuable. Guernsey’s young people were disgusted by this exploitation and manipulation and encouraged GASP to do something about it.

click here to watch the video Ana A Topa

Produced by Guernsey Adolescent Smokefree Project in 2011.

Union members and beneficiaries of GASP Malawi project

Monday, February 13th, 2012

GASP is a Guernsey charity which aims to reduce the prevalence of smoking among the young people of Guernsey.

Being aware of tobacco cultivation and learning about its origins is an important part of this education.

The Ana A Topa project helps farmers in Malawi grow maize instead of tobacco in a more environmental friendly way. This will not only benefit the environment but give tobacco farmers more food and profit. In turn, this can return their hope and help them out of poverty.

This video (7 mins.) shows what life is like for tobacco farmers and farm workers in Malawi.

Human Rights and Tobacco Growing in Brazil

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

A project of ACTbr (Allanca de Controle do Tabagismo) 18 minutes, 2008. DVD cover (pdf)

Turning Their Lives to Ashes

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Turning Their Lives to Ashes – the story of worker exploitation in the bidi industry in India. Produced by the Voluntary Health Association of India, 2009.

Voces Desde El Surco

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Voces Desde El Surco (Tobacco, Voices From The Fields) is a video created by Wara Alderete about tobacco farming in Jujuy, Argentina, 2005.

I am in control

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Video created by Wara Alderete about perspectives of youth about smoking in Jujuy, Argentina, 2005.

One match…

Monday, September 26th, 2011

The storyteller details an early memory of tobacco use and how she draws personal strength from her Native American background. The video was produced in a three-day workshop held at Denver-based Sisters of Color United for Education in March 2011.

The video was produced for the research project “Tobacco control and digital storytelling: Collaborative videography with Latino adults to promote health equity among Colorado Latinos” (#09-0099). The purpose of the project is to equip Latino adults with media literacy and video production skills for creating their own digital stories based on health narratives aimed at increasing the leadership capacity of Latino adults.

Funds for the project provided by the UC Denver Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, and the Colorado Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute at the University of Colorado.

Krystle Alirez, Monica Fullmer and Hannah Nichols- 2010-11 UROP/CCTSI Award Recipients and Co-Principal Investigators.

Hidden Voice

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Digital story about a father’s smoking habit and his son’s reflection on how tobacco use threatens health and family. The video was produced in a three-day workshop held at Denver-based Sisters of Color United for Education in March 2011.

The video was produced for the research project “Tobacco control and digital storytelling: Collaborative videography with Latino adults to promote health equity among Colorado Latinos” (#09-0099). The purpose of the project is to equip Latino adults with media literacy and video production skills for creating their own digital stories based on health narratives aimed at increasing the leadership capacity of Latino adults.

Funds for the project provided by the UC Denver Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, and the Colorado Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute at the University of Colorado.

Krystle Alirez, Monica Fullmer and Hannah Nichols- 2010-11 UROP/CCTSI Award Recipients and Co-Principal Investigators.

Episode 3. Best Friends Forever

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Watch the third episode in a series of episodes on the practices of tobacco companies. The series of short videos highlights tobacco industry documents research using the online Legacy Tobacco Documents Library and British American Tobacco Documents Archive.

Holly and Ashlee Temple, artists in the San Francisco Bay Area and Denver, contributed artwork to Best Friends Forever. See some more of their artwork at www.hollyandashleetemple.com

Episode 2. The Smoking Gun

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Watch another episode in a series of episodes on the practices of tobacco companies. The series of short videos highlights tobacco industry documents research using the online Legacy Tobacco Documents Library and British American Tobacco Documents Archive

Anne Landman, special guest. Visit Anne’s blog