M.I.A: Born Free

Have you seen the new MIA video for Born Free. An interesting, violent, poignant statement about the military state that we perpetuate around the globe. If not, you have to watch this:

M.I.A, Born Free from ROMAIN-GAVRAS on Vimeo.

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  1. Anonymous8:51 AM

    That was intense and crazy. Wow.

  2. Here's an article from Wired about how You Tube buried the video:

  3. Anonymous1:30 PM

    Arizona much?

  4. I thought this was an interesting comment left on the Huffington Post link to this video:

    from Tamer Abouzeid:

    "Really, you think the makers of this video purely intended to shock and did not mean anything by their video? Whether you agree with the meaning of the video or think it is necessary is one thing; but to say that this video, with all its imagery, is really just meant to shock treats the video superficially. "We're close to a police state." This is not just about "us" being close to a police state, it is about the entire world. It is about the countless number of people, of all colors and faiths and nationalities, who have dealt and continue to deal with similar circumstances. Middle Passage, Native Americans, Holocaust, Darfur, Palestine, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Uyghur, etc... you name it! And she uses multiple imagery to make that point: redheads were once historically considered witches, the freedom fighters wore Arab/ Palestinian style "kfiyyehs," the Khmer Rouge used to send people to clear minefields. You saw "we" are close to a police state. Her point is exactly that: us or them, there should be no difference. We often legitimize some conflicts and de-legitimize others even though they are same, only based on our political ideologies or what we want. We are hypocrites."

  5. Anonymous11:57 PM

    by the time i get to arizona!


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