Video of the Moment #1867: Samantha Crain

By on Sunday, 26th July 2015 at 10:00 am
 

Race has always been a touchy subject in America, and the problems between the police and the public have reached a fever pitch this year in the wake of deaths of several unarmed African-American young people. In her new promo video for ‘Killer’, alt-country artist Samantha Crain has taken the opportunity to broach this sensitive subject. Directed by Houston-based filmmakers Weston Getto Allen and Dorian Electra who were inspired by recent events, the video was made at the first African-American burial ground within Houston’s city limits. They say the video “tells the story of Evan, an African American boy who dreams of becoming a police officer in order to better his community, but who is killed by the police because of the colour of his skin.” Food for thought this Sunday morning.

TGTF’s past coverage of Samantha Crain, including Carrie’s review of her most recent album ‘Under Branch & Thorn & Tree’, is this way.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Mu6sC9LV0A[/youtube]

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