Usher's unarmed police-victims music video
23 Oct 2015 11:46 #8183
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Superstar Usher teamed up with Nas and Bibi Bourelly to create and emotional song about police brutality against young persons of color. The song is titled “Don’t Look Away.” It’s focus is on unarmed victims of police injustice. The music video that was released this week is equal part effective and equal part radical. The video shows the faces and names of people of color who were unarmed when killed by police. The video’s tactic to raise awareness is poignant while watching the video. When you look away and the video stops, the effect it has is surprisingly chilling.
The video features a new technology that allows the video to be interactive. After hitting play, the video will stop if you look away. If you switch to another browser or leave the room, the video will stop playing. It uses facial recognition technology to read a persons face and body language. This video literally forces the viewer to keep their eyes on the screen. This worries many people because it feels like an invasion of privacy, however it is certainly getting its important message across. Race and policing has always been an issue in America.
Usher performed his album “Chains” for the first time on October 20 and proceeds went to organizations that promote change and social impact.