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Luke Bather - 21st Nov 2016

Vic Mensa takes on police brutality in the devastating 16 Shots video, directed by Ace Norton.

A tragic narrative that runs through the modern world is one of police officers murdering black men, leaving many feeling powerless and victimised by those supposedly employed to protect them. Mensa's hard-hitting lyrics combined with Norton's visuals are a powerful reminder not just of how many people have fallen, but also that no matter how many times it happens, the persecuted will rise up to get what they're owed: fair treatment.

The video is bloody, but necessarily so as it serves to illustrate just how heartbreaking and violent this issue truly is. With real footage of police murdering Laquan McDonald intercut with dance interpreting the same actions closing out the piece. Sobering, vital viewing.

Credits

DirectorAce Norton
ProducerLars Ruch
Production CompanyCommondeer
Executive ProducerLars Ruch
Director of PhotographyAlex Alexandrov
Art DirectorAli Isaksen
WardrobeLaura Francis
EditorJames Duffy
Editing companyNo.6 Edit
Executive ProducerAce Norton
ProducerRick Epstein

Luke Bather - 21st Nov 2016

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