Unknown to many of us, today is World Humanitarian Day, where we should be stopping to donate our time and energy towards a cause to better the human condition. Singer and songwriter, Alicia Keys, is doing her part as she addresses the problems refugees face around the world. Many people do not know there are more refugees at this time in history than there have ever been before. Be it war, famine, disease, political discord--people are being ran from their homes like never before!
Alicia stars in Let Me In a short film that shows the perspective of refugees by fictionally showing herself as a single mother of two, fleeing Los Angeles with her children from war torn Southern California. Check out the truly thought provoking film below:
“I was stunned when I learned that there are more refugees living in the world today than at any other point in history, and half of them are children,” said Alicia. “Creating this film really allowed us to imagine, what if we were the refugees? What if we were the ones torn from the arms of our families and loved ones? How would it feel if this were happening to us?”
This short film really put things in perspective for us. As Americans many of us have never been displaced, let alone had to flee for our lives from war. When you are the country people are coming to for aide it is easy to see these refugees as a nuisance, danger, or burden. Instead we should be seeing them as people, and as this film states, demand our governments act with love. Be sure you do your part on World Humanitarian Day by donating your time or funds to a worthy cause; and spread this film and its message to the masses!
Written By: Michael J. Fanning