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K'NANN - MUSIC FOR HUMAN RIGHTS  | documentary profile


Producer/Director, Steven Lawrence

Associate Producer, Michal Shapiro

Editor, Gloria Bremer


K'naan - Music for Human Rights

Documentary Profile. Amnesty International USA/Link TV.


In this candid profile, K'Naan reflects on growing up in Somalia and how his experiences – coming of age in a cultured family and later having to deal with violence and loss as war gripped Mogadishu – have informed his songs. The video was produced for the "Music For Human Rights" series, a collaboration between Amnesty International USA and Link TV for the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It featured "The Price of Silence" music video and profiles of 11 artists from around the world who use their music to promote human rights. 

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