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This gorgeous film will move you to help abandoned children
The Oscar-nominated Brown Bag Films were moved to spend 14 months creating this gem to support To Russia With Love.

WHAT DOES IT take to salvage the life of a child who has nothing and nobody?

It’s a big question answered beautifully by this little animation.

Brown Bag Films spent over a year working on this tale of Anya, an orphan in a Russian institution, and how her life could be affected by kindness and support.

Don’t weep, if you can, but definitely watch it (and then think about how you can help – see below video):

brownbagfilms / YouTube

To Russia With Love are hoping that those who see the film might be moved to text HUG to 50300 – that will donate €4 from your phone (Ireland only), or visit

A massive team worked on the project and writer/director Damien O’Connor said, “The idea was simple, we make a piece of entertainment and if people like it, they show their gratitude by donating money directly to To Russia With Love.

“In a way it’s ‘visual busking’ – we’re used to charity singles and calendars so we applied the same approach to an animated film instead.”

Lisa Hannigan lent the film her haunting vocals.

1 in 15 of us have donated to charity because of #nomakeupselfie>

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