It’s World Refugee Day and Alicia Keys Premieres Short Film, “Let Me In”…
As you know, Alicia Keys is a woman that is not afraid to use her power and success to help others in need. She is the Co-founder and Global Ambassador for the “Keep A Child Alive” campaign and has recently started a natural beauty revolution – #NoMakeUp. In addition to her good deeds, she has decided to release an influential short film for World Refugee Day.
In her short film, ‘Let Me in’, Alicia Keys plays an American mother named Zara who lives in a different reality where LA has been turned into a combat zone. Her film makes a powerful statement and brings a new perspective to the global problem. It allows the audience to think… ‘What if this was happening to me?’…..
The twelve-minute film is available on her website, ‘We Are Here’ and on TIDAL. The film starts with Zara (Alicia) looking after two daughters. As she is tending to her kids, she looks at the TV screen to see reports about the bombings in California, American refugees seeking support in Mexico and how the American government is contemplating on closing their borders to Americans. It is Zara’s family who is being forced to flee a war-torn version of the United States to pursue a better life in Mexico.
According to Vogue, the short film comes with Alicia Keys’ new track “Hallelujah”. It is tear-jerking and heartbreaking in hopes to push people to support. The song is played during a lonely and sad part of the film when Americans are walking emotionless towards the Mexican border to find refuge.
The lyrics of the song “Hallelujah, hallelujah, let me in/ I’ve been praying, but I’m paying for my sins/ Won’t you give me a sign if I lose my mind/ Whoa, hallelujah, let me in.”…. the song continues.
Unfortunately, there are more refugees in the world today than any other point in human history. And what is even more heartbreaking is that children make up more than half of the refugees. With this short film, hopefully this will bring more awareness to this global problem.