The tension following the Paris attacks has created an extreme sense of Islamophobia in Europe. Today, it was reported that there has been 115 Islamphobia attacks in the week. Most victims of the UK hate crimes were Muslim girls and women aged from 14 to 45 in traditional Islamic dress. I couldn't think of a more poignant time to release this video.
Listen guys, I know what everyone wants to hear and how they want it to be packaged. But I have been around the world and back over the last two years. I have seen the world is not all bright colours, and smiley vlog faces. Sometimes we learn from its harshness and bitterness, so rather than create art, which people WANT to hear I have focused on what they NEED to hear.
As to the nature of the video it is not pro-religion/pro Islamic, I have no interest to promote or encourage any religious doctrines. Anisah's Song is ANTI-HATE. This story is not to promote any agenda, it is to highlight that on a daily basis people are persecuted not only for what they believe, but being who they choose to be. Islamophobia is just one example, the persecution of innocents due to their race is another, and there are many more examples. Hate Crime is wrong and as long as we live in a world that allows this, none of us will ever be free/safe.
After the video release is settled, we hope to release "Anisah’s song" as a single, to which a portion of the proceeds will be donated to organisations helping victims of violent hate crime.
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Listen to it "Wish I Had Said Something" on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/suli...
Story: Stuart Howe / Kelvin Tso
Director: Stuart Howe / Kelvin Tso
Script Supervisor: Alex Whitmer
Cinematographer: Jeremy Tay / Stuart Howe
Props & Costume: Karen Lo
Asst. Director: Kenneth Lee
Make up: Alisa Chung
PA: Michelle Lam, Nicholas Hui
Editor: Kelvin Tso
Colourist: Stuart Howe
VFX: Engine House / Firefly
BTS Photography: Elaine Li
Man: Jason Tobin
Anisah: Lisa Henderson
Gang: Daniel Edwards / Ausborn Lim