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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Born Free

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

shocking ? 

yes indeed, what if instead of Redheaded people you got Black people ? or Latinos ? Or Gays ? what does it take to denounce discrimination and harassment ?

from BIGO magazine...

SPREAD THE WORD - The BigO Update No. 585 (April 30, 2010)
Sri Lanka's MIA's graphic nine-minute video for new song 'Born Free', has been removed from YouTube. The video, featuring violence and nudity, is still available to watch at The Romain Gavras-directed promo, which is not safe for viewing at work, features nudity, graphic violence and a plot where ginger-headed adolescents are rounded up into an armour protected van, driven to the country and either shot or made to run through a minefield.

When it was released on Monday, "Born Free" quickly drew excited responses from around the Web:
MTV wrote that it "depicts the kind of things that most nations - including the U.S., which is portrayed as the aggressor in the clip - often pretend don't happen" and "it does so in an unflinchingly, unapologetically real way," and wrote: "If you're into cinematic displays of violence that make overt political statesments about the way state-run armed forces control people, then this one's for you."

MIA's third album is due June 28. Romain Gavras is the son of director Costa-Gavras. -


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