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Watch Alicia Keys Honor World Refugee Day With Short Film ‘Let Me In’

Alicia Keys is no stranger to speaking out on social issues. The songstress is constantly recognized for her humanitarian work fighting AIDS in Africa.

To honor World Refugee Day, Keys along with her We Are Here foundation, created a short film titled, Let Me In, which makes Americans confront a situation where they find themselves escaping persecution or an unjust government. The film shows a young girl’s life being torn apart when she and her family are put into a situation similar to the ones refugees face everyday.

Let Me In, which was directed by Jonathan Olinger, also features Keys’ second single, “Hallelujah,” as its soundtrack.

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“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 Keys in a statement.

“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?”

Let Me In first premiered exclusively on Tidal and you can watch it here.

 

 

Brittney Fennell

Brittney Fennell

Brittney is the Associate Editor of Jawbreaker and a writer who has goals to disrupt culture in ways unseen.