Cat Velez - 4th Dec 2015

Shot in Cape Town, Gratitude is the third music video collaboration between Little Simz and Jeremy Cole, and was inspired by the on-going student protests in South Africa, with young people coming together to fight the government's plans to rise tuition fees.

At the same time young South Africans are empowering themselves through their talents and individuality, and this offered an opportunity for the artist and the director to shine a light on local talent.

The protest footage was captured by local photographer, activist, and cinematographer Imraan Christian. Imraan has commented: "This footage holds a lot of pain, fire, sorrow, triumph and spirit to me and my brothers and sisters. Seeing the connection between Little Simz' lyrics and our current socio-political landscape in South Africa shows the level of synchronicity of the like-minded kids all around the world."

Credits

DirectorJeremy Cole
ProducerAllison Swank, Nkem Egbuchiri
Production CompanyLemonade Money
Executive ProducerJames Payne
Production ManagerEmily Morgan, Scott Barkwith
Director of PhotographyImraan Christian, Fabian Vettiger
2nd ACMavric De Beyer
EditorJeremy Cole
ColouristJp Davidson
Lead actorRayne Moses, Jarrel Mathebula, Hlulani Baloyi, Phetulo Mabotja
LabelAge 101: Music
Other creditsDirector Of Production: Jess Wright Production Assistant: Bonani Diniso

Cat Velez - 4th Dec 2015

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