Dinosaur ahead of COP26: Don’t ‘Choose Extinction’
31 October 2021
Bursting into the iconic UN General Assembly Hall, a ferocious, talking dinosaur sends us a strong message from the past: ‘Don’t Choose Extinction’.
At the Assembly Hall, famous for history-making speeches by leaders from around the world, the dinosaur makes its way to the microphone, and before speaking makes sure that one terrified guard is ok.
The imposing dinosaur tells an audience of shocked and bewildered diplomats and dignitaries that “it’s time humans stopped making excuses and started making changes” to address the climate crisis. “At least we had an asteroid,” the dinosaur warns, referring to the popular theory explaining dinosaurs’ extinction 70 million years ago. “What’s your excuse?”
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is behind the campaign, and you can see the full video below (Aparat link here):
This first-ever film to be made inside the UN General Assembly using computer-generated imagery (CGI) features global celebrities voicing the dinosaur in numerous languages including in Farsi by Soheil Mostajabian.