A sonic-visual portrait of black and brown unity in solidarity with the “take a knee” movement launched by Colin Kaepernick in protest of anti-black violence and police brutality.
This is our anthem – a peaceful and emotional statement on anti-blackness, immigration and latinidad, gentrification, and racial violence. We recorded the “Star Spangled Banner” in Spanish and captured the visuals in Echo Park, a heavily gentrified Latinx community. To wrest the definition of “American” from the hands of white power, as well as interrogate colorism and present a literal image of solidarity among diasporic and colonized communities, the video features two performers standing side by side – separated by language and country of origin, yet existing in the same beautiful moment together.
PS: I hope this pisses off as many racists and xenophobes as possible.