Tunisian rap uprising; so you want to be an aid worker? Donate your fat: videos for the weekend

Africa’s protest music is booming –  Tunisian rapper The General is just the tip of an inspiring iceberg.     ‘So you want to be an aid worker?’ Latest in the rash of slightly disturbing animated cartoons, like extended disjointed railway announcements + bad graphics, but funny in parts. Donate your fat…. . Sorry Practical Action, you’re a great organization, but I fear this attempt at a spoof is disturbing, v bad taste and probably downright counterproductive, on a par with last year’s infamous ‘no pressure’ climate change video about exploding people   ]]>

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2 Responses to “Tunisian rap uprising; so you want to be an aid worker? Donate your fat: videos for the weekend”
  1. Nicholas Colloff

    The Practical Action video could be read as suggesting that ‘we’ in the developed world need not donate ‘our fat’ as this transfer of resources does not work. At which point, PA evaporates into history. I am sure that was not their intention – but what the intention was in this distasteful pitch remains a mystery to me. One I do not want to unravel by finding out more! Back to the drawing board! Disappointing because it is such a great outfit!