The Turtle and the Village






Once upon a time, there was a village by the seaside unaware of proper hygiene practices. Inhabitants harbored a desire for a healthier community, with fewer illnesses to plague their homes. Their hopes were heard by a mystical turtle, promising to grant their wishes. But is wishing alone enough to rescue the village?

The Turtle and the Village found application within the UNICEF WASH program. It aims to enlighten viewers about hygiene practices through an interactive cinematic experience, inviting the audience to engage with the narrative on screen. This film is the result of a study exploring the potential of media in developmental work, commissioned by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development Ghana. 


Written and directed by Anne van Campenhout and Rens Christiaansen. In collaboration with Accra Technical University.