About a year ago, I was in a first-year level popular music course, which was a lot of fun — we learned about Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, and more. We had a “creative assignment,” where we had to combine different modes of communication in order to produce a work about a specific topic. I chose the visual and aural modes, and made a video.
The focus of my video was generally the reality that many people face in fighting for their rights and their life, especially children. And unfortunately, I think it is very relevant all the time, but considering the media’s focus on the Syrian refugees and the children suffering from that conflict, it is very relevant at this time especially.
Here is the video.
How do you feel about the Syrian crisis? Do you feel any more empathy towards the people of Syria, now that children’s lives are a bigger focus in the media?
Abraham’s Daughter by Arcade Fire
These are best I can do, as my professor at the time was not strict about it. I’m doing reverse lookups to try find sources, and I’m not always sure as many pages were in different languages. Excluding public domain photos, the following are the sources, in no particular order as the photos get mixed up in my video.
MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images through http://o.canada.com/news/photos-july-18-top-images-from-around-the-world
Johnny Nguyen/AP through http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/02/hug-photographs-ferguson-protests-lie?CMP=twt_gu
AFP/Mohammed Abed through http://www.timesofisrael.com/day-51-truce-takes-hold-hamas-hails-victory-after-2-israelis-killed-in-mortar-attack/
Christopher Furlong through http://www.gettyimages.ca/detail/news-photo/children-from-the-turkana-area-of-kanukurdio-meet-oxfam-news-photo/93066344
http://www.msnbc.com/politicsnation/promised-land: AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Sam Melhorn, File
The Trial of Britain’s Gulag in Kenya: the next stage of Mutua and others v. FCO
AP/Horst Faas through http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/10/01/associated-press-vietnam-the-real-war_n_4023688.html
AP/Muhammed Muheisen through http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/the-daily-need/photo-the-voice-of-youthful-protest/8589/
JOSEPH EID/AFP / Getty Images through http://www.buzzfeed.com/miriamberger/the-besieged-syrian-city-of-homs-is-facing-catastrophe#.wdPqAdG4P
AP pic, May 28, 2014 through http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/features/article/tank-man-the-tiananmen-protester-icon
Malcolm W Browne through http://kienthuc.net.vn/ta-tay/nhung-buc-anh-ve-viet-nam-gay-chan-dong-the-gioi-231410.html?p=6