Watch it without the sound first if you can & then with, see how differently it effects you.
Without Sound: I like this flash video, it’s a powerful written piece, but I think it comes at it from a feeling of lack, and although they are trying to get my attention to help change things, I feel powerless. I would like to see a video like this that is more focused on empowering “the girl” right up front. Give me a feeling of freedom to change things instead of the feeling of shame that I haven’t and now it’s epic problem. The same empowerment that we are giving the girl should be offered to the audience. Just a thought about how to change the world.
With Sound: Triumphant, I wish there was a damn donation button embedded in the video.
I don’t know why this pairing bothers me. Maybe it’s the lack of sleep, because I really do like the video, and think they are on the right track. Pointing out the reality is necessary I suppose, but maybe I just don’t think the world is a mess. Maybe I think that some things in the world are a mess, and we magnify those, but most of the world is ordered and perfect and happily bumping along. That must be it – It must be that I can’t agree that the world IS A MESS, Only that the world has some messes. And this presumption throws the whole thing off for me – makes me feel fierce even when paired with the music. Grrr…
obviously I am fucked. I need sleep. It’s a small point about a large oversight. Empower me to know that the world is not totally screwed, and I will feel it’s in my power to make the small changes necessary to fix it.
Maybe it’s just me