Rocker and activist Bono has recruited Penelope Cruz, Michael Sheen and David Oyelowo to lend their voices to a new animated series promoting the importance of access to vaccines.
The U2 frontman launched Pandemica through his ONE global health and poverty alleviation charity, along with other cast members including Kumail Nanjiani, Danai Gurira, Phoebe Robinson and Wanda Sykes.
The seven-episode series features the stars as diverse characters, highlighting the lack of coronavirus vaccines available to people in many of the world’s poorest countries.
“The bustling world of Pandemica enlivens a simple truth – that where you live shouldn’t determine whether you get these life-saving photos,” Bono said in a statement.
“While many of us are still waiting our turn, we must commit to ensuring that billions of people around the world are not left behind. It’s the right thing to do, obviously, but it’s also the only way out of this pandemic for all of us. If the vaccine isn’t everywhere, this pandemic is not going anywhere. “
“We’re all trapped in Pandemica, but only some can get out of it,” Oyelowo said, discussing the series.
“This virus feeds on inequalities and right now billions of people around the world see the promise of a vaccine, but not the opportunity to receive it. We must act and do what it takes to end this pandemic for everyone, everywhere. “
All episodes can be viewed on the ONE Campaign YouTube channel. (MT / WNWCBB / LOT)
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