Friday, April 30, 2010

M.I.A. - Born Free

M.I.A.’s new video for Born Free is clearly causing some uproar, as evidenced by YouTube removing the video from its Website. Directed by Romain Garvas, the video which draws inspiration from Children of Men and Apocalypto is not for the faint of heart, but given our present political climate it becomes even more significant. Music aside (I watch in mute till about the three-min mark because the music isn’t exactly my cup of tea) it does not take the brain of Stephen Hawking to discern that this video, art in motion, is clearly an analogy which cannot help but conjure up images of a police-state, the plight of many disenfranchised citizens of the world and what could be the end result of the recent Arizona immigration law. 

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