Akon 'Ain't No Peace' by JAROP
Roles are reversed in JAROP's thought-provoking promo for Akon's Ain't No Peace.
The video opens with a short prelude, playing out a scenario that is devastatingly all too common in society: a black man having his life threatened by police for something exceedingly minor - in this case Akon using his phone in his car. A struggle ensues, the officer's gun goes off...
Then script flips and we travel back in time, where the same officer is running from a mob, a hauntingly striking change of dynamic. Continuing in this vein, the video plays out with a complete role reversal, from the slave trade to current-day police slaughters.
The visual delivers a cutting polemic on society's attitudes to racism, whilst also extending a beacon of hope, something that is so desperately needed today.
|Production Company||Black Flamingo Films|
|Executive Producer||Javier Romero|
|Production Manager||Edwin Escoboza|
|1st AD||J Dash|
|Director of Photography||Arturo Vasquez|
|Focus Puller||Alejandro Villegas|
|Editing company||Black Flamingo Films|
|Grading company||Symmetry Color Grading Studio|
|Post production company||Balkong Studios|
|Casting director||Ulanova Talents|
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