You may have seen this video already – it’s already been shared close to 3,000 times on social media.
OHEL Family Services, one of my favorite clients with whom I’ve done many projects, approached me a few months ago asking for a concept. They wanted to create a film – together with Charlie Harary – against domestic violence, and the impact that OHEL Family has in helping people in those situations. I think it was one of the most touching – and most difficult – projects that I have worked on.
It was difficult because domestic violence is a very important topic and it can go into either one of two directions: if it isn’t super-kitschy, then the message will be flat. And how it will go really depends on the protagonist who carries the message. It’s hard to find someone who carries the message honestly and without wearing a mask.
It would have been tough to find such a person, but since OHEL has helped so, so many victims of domestic violence, they had a large pool from which to choose. What struck me the most about Elisheva’s story was the little things that OHEL staff members did that showed her that they care, like the party they threw for her and the cake they bought when she finally… well, I don’t want to give it all away. Just watch the film:
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OHEL is asking that you please share Elisheva’s story in any way you can – on Facebook, Twitter, via email, or even just showing this video to a friend in person. Who knows – you may just give someone in a terrible situation the courage to leave, and to start life afresh in a new, positive environment.