David Knight - 11th Apr 2017

Ben Strebel has directed a striking music video for Italian duo Parisi and Wu Tang Clan's RZA that highlights the desperate situation faced by the millions caught up in the global refugee crisis. 

In a collaboration with US creative agency Stay In School, Strebel the trauma experienced by ordinary people forced to leave their homes is expressed by the actions of a group dropped in a misty nowhere by a coach. They start to move, which then becomes a dance that becomes a reaction ot the endless movement, and seemingly hopeless journey to an unknown destination. The strength of the piece is how it highlights individuals as well as the group, offering a window into the desperate world of the refugee.

Ail proceeds from streams and sales of the song will be donated to the UNHCR - the United Nations Refugee Agency - to aid the ongoing refugee crisis. 

"lt sits uncomfortably close to home seeing innocent families who have escaped war and destruction only to be ill-treated and regarded like criminals when they're in need of safety." says Feh Tarty, a native of war-torn Liberia and Creative Partner of Stay in School. "This project is a perfect marriage between awareness displayed beautifully and effortless action. Simply play or purchase to help."  

Credits

DirectorBen Strebel
Production CompanySovage Paris
Executive ProducerWilly Morence
Director of PhotographyVictor Seguin
ChoreographerFanny Sage
EditorBen Strebel
LabelRoli Records
AgencyStay In School
Creative DirectorFeh Tarty
Creative DirectorRussell Weekes
Project ManagerSwee Lyn Nah
ColouristHoumam Abdallah
Sound designTHE (France)

David Knight - 11th Apr 2017

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