Thursday, April 29, 2010


I posted on MIA's "born free" video yesterday, and in return one of my students sent me a video of "udhbhawaya," a lament made by funeral in heaven, a black metal band also out of sri lanka who counter MIA's stand with the tamil tigers. as I have no dog in that fight, the one thing I want to get across is the complexity at the intersection of politics and religion and people. the video is easily as intense as MIA's, if not more so as we don't have the solace of saying "it's only a video." the images this time are not created but are as real as if you or I were at the events. as with the MIA video, it's extremely graphic.

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