Politically-charged rapper M.I.A. is taking on the current refugee crisis in her new music video. She herself was a refugee, fleeing to England from war-torn Sri Lanka at age nine.
“I was a refugee because of war, and now I have a voice in a time when war is the most invested thing on the planet, » she told the Guardian in 2005.
« Borders » shows the arduous journey refugees take when fleeing their homes for safety. The artist directed the music video herself, which is part of the not-yet-released album, « Metadata. »
The video is a graphic reminder of the everyday dangers refugees face while fleeing home.
Story and editing by Adam Banicki
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