It started on our doorstep in London. The police arrested 2 young men over an acid attack and we became aware that a number of them had been happening in our area and we wanted to help stop it.
Every year thousands of people are subjected to deliberate and premeditated attacks with corrosive acids. In 2017, the UK alone recorded over 900 attacks. In the EU, anyone can purchase these harmful acids without questioning.
Every year, thousands of people across the world are subjected to deliberate attacks with acids.
Campaigners believe that by regulating the sale of acids, many attacks could be easily prevented. We teamed up with the charity Acid Survivors Trust International to help #EndAcidViolence. And so we set out to spread awareness of the life altering damage that acid attacks can cause In the hope that one day soon, the law will be changed.
Activist and acid attack survivor Patricia Lefranc was brave enough to front our video campaign for change. Using a combination of beautifully crafted shots, choreographed paint strokes and a time-lapse technique never-before-seen with painting, we captured Patrica’s emotional journey through subtly reversing the film to reveal Patrica prior to her attack.