This is a PSA for a non-profit called StoryCorps. Their mission is to preserve and share humanity's stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.

"We do this to remind one another of our shared humanity, to strengthen and build the connections between people, to teach the value of listening, and to weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that everyone's story matters. At the same time, we are creating an invaluable archive for future generations."

Their mission is more relevant than ever in the growing rift in this modern age. This PSA was created to promote their ideology through expressing the art of listening.

Visit their page here along with a wealth of stories;


Design / Animation - Eleena Bakrie
Music - Jean-Pierre Waksman
Script / Voiceover - Eleena Bakrie

Programs used : After Effects, Photoshop, Cinema 4D

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Done for Kinetic Typography under Prof. Duff Yong in the Savannah College of Art & Design. It was completed in two and a half weeks.




In a world that has so much to say… what does it mean to listen?

We all start our journey as a singular voice. A cry.

and before we know it, the volumes of our lives are filling the shelves and we grow quieter.

How do we make sure that everyone is heard?

Stories of the muted, the righteous,

and the ones we love most?

It starts by listening. By asking the right questions

Stories are legion, our truths collective




Initial Design Board