United Nations




Esmeralda created a Syrian refugee children’s choir in Lebanon for a short film that highlights the devastating effects of the hunger crisis, especially in war-torn countries like Syria. Together With SoundTree and local producers, Esmeralda cast over 200 children as singers, rehearsed with them for over a month and conducted on-set performance and the in-studio recording sessions.

The film was commissioned by the United Nations World Food Programme following its debut at Cannes Lions 2019 it will air on cinema screens in over 30 countries from September to November.




United Nations World Food Programme


Nick Gordon


The Garage Soho with Sir John Hegarty

Choir Conductor

Esmeralda Conde Ruiz


Children cast from different Syrian refugee camps