Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Song

Being that today is Earth Day and it's the first Earth Day that Michael Jackson is not around's only fitting that this blog is dedicated to him...

This is the a summary of the Wikipedia description of the music video...the expensive mini-movie directed by Nick Brandt, was well-received; it gained a Le Film Fantastique: Best Video Award in 1996, the 1995 Doris Day Music Award at the Genesis Awards and a Grammy nomination for Best Music Video, Short Form in 1997. The production had an environmental theme, showing images of animal cruelty, pollution, war and deforestation. Jackson and the world's people unite in a spiritual chant—"Earth Song"—which summons a force that heals the world. Using special effects, time is reversed so that life returns, war ends and the forests regrow. The video closes with a request for donations to Jackson's Heal the World Foundation.
The video was filmed in four geographic regions. The first location was the Amazon Rainforest, where a large part was destroyed a week after the video's completion. Natives of the region appeared in the video and were not actors. The second scene was a war zone in Croatia, with residents of the area. The third location was Tanzania, which incorporated scenes of illegal poaching and hunting into the video. No animals were harmed in the making of the "Earth Song", as the footage came from documentary archives. However, a poacher killed an elephant within a mile of the shot. The final location was in Warwick, New York, where a safe forest fire was simulated in a corn field...(yeah that's where I went to High School)

We often look for help when all of these natural disasters take place (flood, hurricane, volcano) but what are we (myself included) doing to take care of this Earth??? is our only one...

Do What You Do      Hallelujah Hollaback      ...blackhercules21...

1 comment:

  1. That thoughts came to my mind too when I saw the video for the first time.. And i had to fight back my tears.

    x (: Hannah