Thousand Reasons is a project by the WMD Awareness Programme, an organisation that aims to help remove nuclear weapons from the world. The organisation commissioned British designer and animator Dan Britt to create the stop-motion animated short film A Thousand Reasons (above), which uses stop-motion animation of paper cranes, bombs and machinery to get its point across simply and beautifully.

The concept is based around the Japanese folklore tradition that the folding of 1000 origami cranes can bring about a miracle. The organisation notes that in the aftermath caused by the atomic bombing of Hiroshima sixty-eight years ago, children made cranes in an attempt to rid themselves of the radiation sickness caused by the nuclear fallout.

The voiceover is by actress and comedian Isy Suttie, best known for playing Dobby in Channel 4 comedy series Peep Show. The project was produced by Protein.