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HAKAWATI FILM by Ofelia de Pablo & Javier Zurita

We are #storytellers in multiplatform

We are passionate about visual storytelling that stimulates public dialogue & advocates for positive change.

Transforming ideas into persuasive multimedia package

What We Do?

We produce short documentary films +multimedia +photo +exhibitions +podcasts +RSS stories.
We use the new multimedia language as a powerful tool creating awareness and understanding across cultures, communities and countries.

We belive in TRANSMEDIA to have an impact

OUR STRENGTHS

A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH

Combining exceptional photography +writing +audio + video to achieve smart, vibrant, nuanced narratives for multiple platforms.

POLISHED AESTHETIC + NARRATIVE EYE

Cultivated by our experienced team of acclaimed filmmakers, photographers, designers + writers.

TOP-NOTCH PRODUCTION

From concept to distribution. We pull the whole package together and help promote it to mainstream media outlets.
Our team is committed to uncovering the issues and celebrating the people who make a difference.

NEW LANGUAGES FOR A NEW ERA

Since our founding in 2011 by writer/filmmaker Ofelia de Pablo + photojournalist Javier Zurita, Hakawatifilm has been at the forefront of multimedia storytelling, generating award-winning work

WHY HAKAWATI?

Clients come to us because they value outstanding, dynamic, and cost-effective storytelling to communicate their ideas.
Foundations and donors support us because we're able to make an impact.

LATEST MULTIPLATFORM PROJECTS

CLIENT

Sharing the Land

TRANSMEDIA project for European Campaing EURO LARGE CARNIVORES: a documentary piece 12'+ Short stories 1' for RSS+ Pictures and text for printed and online media+ PODCASTs for RADIO+ TV footage + Educative film

DOCUMENTARY PIECE

INTERACTIVE WEB DOC

MEDIA IMPACTS

TV. LA2 NOTICIAS

TV. LA SEXTA

RADIO. RNE5

CLIENT

Human Trafficking in Nepal

TRANSMEDIA international project for ACTION AID: a short documentary piece +Short stories 1' for RSS +EXHIBITION +Pictures and text for printed and online media + PODCASTs for RADIO +TV footage +Educative film

DOCUMENTARY PIECE

INTERACTIVE WEB DOC

URBAN ADVERTISING

MEDIA IMPACTS

+18 MILLION PEOPLE REACHED

PRESS

MAGAZINE THE OBSERVER. THE GUARDIAN UK.

THE GUARDIAN ON LINE

WOMEN TODAY MAGAZINE SPAIN. 1.250.000 READERS

EXHIBITIONS

EXHIBITION PROJECT LONDON

TV
RADIO

PODCAST

MULTIMEDIA SITE

WEB DOC

EUROPEAN FESTIVALS
CINETECA MATADERO MADRID (SPAIN)
TALKS

TALKS AT UNIVERSITY & SCHOOLS

CLIENT

21st Century Geishas

TRANSMEDIA project for National Geographic: short documentary piece +Short stories 1' for RSS +text for printed and online media +Educative Talks +Exhibitions

SHORT DOCUMENTARY

PRINTED ACTIONS

EXHIBITIONS, EDUCATIVE TALKS & FESTIVALS

WHAT ELSE?

OUR CLIENTS

Let us tell your STORY

Ofelia de Pablo and Javier Zurita’s journeys as a photojournalists and filmmakers have taken them to more than 60 countries bearing witness not only to violence and conflict, but also to surreal beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit.

In the last years they're well known for their adoption of hybrid visual storytelling
With the multimedia tool they’ve gaining unique access to sensitive gender and human rights issues around the world. Now they have shifted their focus to the most compelling wildlife and environmental stories doing international projects with NGOs as WWF and LIFE projects in Europe in order to protect the most important wetland in Europe or to improve the coexistence between wolves and humans in their latest project: “Sharing the Land”

Their work has a multi-disciplinary approach, combining photography, video, writing, and audio. They distinguish themselves through their depth of coverage, quality of production, and the unique content of their projects.

They use the new multimedia language as a powerful tool creating awareness and understanding across cultures, communities, and countries.

Their stories and multimedia work have been featured in the world's foremost print and visual media, including The Guardian (UK), National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times (US), Channel 4 News (UK), The Observer Magazine (UK), TIME (US), GEO Special (Germany), GEO International (20 countries), Der Spiegel, Stern, Süddeutsche Zeitung (Germany), The Atlantic (US), Conde Nast Traveler, GQ, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair (Italy), El País (Spain), CNN+, among others.

They have received numerous commissions from leading international organisations such Action Aid documenting an international campaign fighting against children trafficking in Nepal or World Wildlife Fund (WWF) where they shifted their focus to the most compelling wildlife and environmental stories doing an international multimedia campaign to protect the most important wetland in Europe: Doñana’s National Park “Doñana Human’s Heart” or the latest LIFE project “Sharing the Land” talking about the coexistence between wolves and humans.

The filmmakers' body of work includes ‘Congo CSI’ denouncing the genocide against Hutu people in Congo DR broadcasted on Channel 4 News UK or the ‘Invisible Genocide against Women in Guatemala’ a multimedia essay documenting the massive rapes against 100.000 women that never had been denounced during the conflict in Guatemala published at The Guardian UK. Also they took a deep look into a daily life of a ‘21st Century Geisha´ in Japan for National Geographic or ‘Girls Trafficked in Nepal’, a multimedia piece documenting the new slaves of the Century.

Their story about “Red Gold Slavery” published at The Observer Magazine has been nominated for the Amnesty Media Awards 2020, they were recipient of POYLatam media award (2015) and finalist award of Manuel Ortiz Foundation for their story about 'The Invisible Genocide' published at The New York Times.

They have participated in great number of exhibitions such as the recent “Faces of Slavery” in London UK organized by The Guardian and their teaching work related to the new language of multimedia is endorsed by the prestigious organization World Press Photo.

MORE INFO: www.ofelia-zurita.com

Ofelia de Pablo and Javier Zurita

Email:info@hakawatifilm.com

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