Anohni - Crisis

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starring Storm Lever

"We tortured people unmercifully. We probably murdered dozens of them during the course of that, both the armed forces and the CIA.” - General Barry McCaffrey

“There is no longer any doubt as to whether the current administration has committed war crimes… the only question that remains to be answered is whether those who ordered the use of torture will be held to account.”
General Antonio Taguba

“We need to look forward as opposed to looking backwards”. - President Barack Obama

"Because every president eventually leaves office, incoming chief executives have an incentive to quash investigations into their predecessor's tenure.” - Charlie Savage, New York Times

(Secretly Canadian/Rough Trade)
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“Crisis,” a song from ANOHNI’s album Hopelessness, is about the human impact of America’s military action overseas. It’s a specific call for empathy, for feeling how someone else might feel if they lost families to drone attacks or torture. And now ANOHNI has made an appropriately intense video for the song. In the clip, Storm Lever, a performer from New York, lip-syncs ANOHNI’s lyrics while staring directly into the camera and, eventually, crying. She never breaks eye contact with the camera, and the camera never looks away. The effect is a bit like Sinéad O’Connor’s legendary “Nothing Compares 2 U” video, but with bigger things on the line. And like ANOHNI’s similar “Drone Bomb Me” video, it carries a real kick. 
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