Global Protests Take Center Stage in Madonna's New Music Video
It features one on the streets of Manila, too.
(SPOT.ph) Given their platform and reach, artists can use where they stand as an avenue to get their message out there. Though some may say their work is separate from who they are as people, their advocacies seep through their content, effectively sending out a message to everyone listening or watching. Madonna has had an expansive music career spanning decades, and this time around, her new music video for "I Rise" encourages listeners to stand up for something.
The new music video highlights protests from around the world. It's compilation of footage of activists, rallies, and the state of a world that's fighting for various causes.
Some of the highlights in the video include 17-year-old Emma Gonzalez's speech demanding U.S. government action about gun control after a school shooting, Pride marches, and a demonstration in the Philippines demanding the protection of press freedom.
Created in partnership with TIME Studios, the music video is all about "global population fighting for rights, recognition and survival." It is directed by Peter Matkiwsky.