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How Far We’ve Come / Joe Donaldson

Category Description

Explanatory or educational video for a cause, social initiative, public awareness effort or non-profit organization created primarily by a single person

Project Description

Commissioned by The New York Times' T Brand Studio, "How Far We've Come" takes the form of a rhythmic timeline charting many of the major events, milestones, and breakthroughs in the battle against AIDS from the 1980s up to the present day and beyond. The main hope for this film was that it could offer a bit of perspective on this global crisis as well as spread hope for what is to come as we work toward the attainable goal of creating an AIDS-free world.


Produced by: T Brand Studio
Direction, Design & Animation: Joe Donaldson
Additional Animation: Claudio Salas, Andrew Schoneweis
Music and Sound Design: Studiokamp
Special Thanks: Dan Covert, Andre Andreev, Rasmus Bak,
Vincent Tsui & Debora Cruchon