There are a lot of things that can be said about the following video, ranging from descriptions as a brutally graphic political statement decrying genocide and ethnic cleansing to calling it a cynical marketing attempt to generate Internet buzz and fuel album sales.

No matter what you think of the video, it’s an impressive piece of filmmaking, and there is certainly a fair amount of metaphor applicable to a variety of situations going on in the world today, even some involving the United States (who are depicted as the aggressors in the video).

Musically, not really my style … but well worth the watch.

NOTE! This video is definitely NSFW, unless your place of business allows such things.

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

www.miauk.com www.neetrecordings.com

Director : Romain Gavras
Director of Photography : André Chemetoff
Producer : Mourad Belkeddar
Production company : www.elnino.tv
Executive Production : Gaetan Rousseau / Paradoxal
Special thanks to Lana & Melissa from The Director’s Bureau