Benefits of a Toilet
Benefits of a Toilet is one of 10 short films narrated by Dame Helen Mirren. It is part of the »WHY WOMEN?« initiative aiming to shed light on different aspects of girls’ and women’s opportunities and challenges in a structurally unequal world. The iconic language can be understood across many cultures and without being able to read, and gets the message of the story across, with a simple and strong visual impact. Benefits of a Toilet is today used as educational material in schools worldwide.
Statement of the jury
This film impressively draws attention to an important social problem. The idea of showing the film’s voiceover using simple pictogram-like visuals drawn on a roll of toilet paper that slowly unrolls during the film is a strong and catchy idea that is readily understandable across all cultures.