Stroke Awareness and the Power of Explainer Videos
As one of many causes we’re passionate about supporting, the LAI Video team set out to join the campaign to educate the world about stroke awareness. In recognition of May being National Stroke Awareness Month, we’re revisiting one of our defining video projects.
A Teachable Moment: An Ode to National Stroke Awareness Month
In 2018, we produced A Teachable Moment, an award-winning feature-length documentary that provides insights into the lives of four stroke survivors and brings them together to share their stories. Our purpose in creating this documentary was to educate viewers on the science behind a stroke, offer lifestyle choices for lowering the risk of having a stroke, and empower viewers with the knowledge that strokes are preventable, treatable, and beatable.
A Teachable Moment is widely available for viewing on Youtube.
Increasing Stroke Awareness
Strokes are among the leading causes of death and disability in the U.S. and can affect anyone at any age. A person suffering from a stroke can lose about 2 million brain cells with each minute that passes. Needless to say, every minute counts when it comes to increasing the likelihood of survival and full recovery. As such, it’s vital for people to be able to recognize the signs of a stroke so that they can seek treatment as soon as possible.
When watching A Teachable Moment, you’ll notice that there are several animated segments throughout that help support the documentary’s story. These animated segments illustrate key information and provide easy-to-understand explanations regarding what a stroke is, as well as its causes and symptoms.
The animated explainer videos can be viewed below:
What Is a Stroke?
Find out what a stroke is and why it happens.
What are the Risk Factors for Stroke?
Learn more about the controllable and uncontrollable risk factors of a stroke.
Know the Symptoms F.A.S.T.
What signs should you be looking out for to determine if you or somebody else is having a stroke?
What Is Hypertension?
Learn more about hypertension and how it relates to stroke awareness.
What Is TPA?
Discover how tissue plasminogen activator serves as a treatment for strokes.
A Teachable Moment has received several accolades, including:
- Utopia Film Festival 2018 Official Selection
- Impact Docs Award Winner
- Alexandria Film Festival 2018 Official Selection
- TIVA Peer Gold Award
Invest in the Power of Explainer Videos
No matter the message or the cause, we believe that video provides the perfect medium to help visualize and share impactful stories. Learn more about explainer videos here. If you have a story to tell, the LAI Video team is ready to help you spread your message through video. Contact us to get started today.