Mar 6, 2014

This is really happening

"Just because it isn't happening here doesn't mean it isn't happening" ends this video, which is yet another creative attempt to bring a war over 'there' home 'here' and help you imagine what it would be like if it happened to 'us' as a way to build solidarity (or maybe charity given that it uses terminology of saving).  This is the first I've seen to use a second a day format, and it works well for drawing you in.  But do we really have to imagine it happening 'here' to a white girl that looks like 'us' for it to matter? Does this video escape being appropriative of the experiences of actual Syrian girls? I have my doubts.       (thanks to @suitpossum for pointing me to this on twitter)


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