Black-Palestinian solidarity is neither a guarantee nor a requirement - it is a choice. We choose to build with one another in a shoulder to shoulder struggle against state-sanctioned violence. A violence that is manifest in the speed of bullets and batons and tear gas that pierce our bodies. One that is latent in the edifice of law and concrete that work together to, physically and figuratively, cage us. We choose to join one another in resistance not because our struggles are the same but because we each struggle against the formidable forces of structural racism and the carceral and lethal technologies deployed to maintain them. This video intends to interrupt that process – to assert our humanity – and to stand together in an affirmation of life and a commitment to resistance. From Ferguson to Gaza, from Baltimore to Jerusalem, from Charleston to Bethlehem, we will be free.
This video project is the culmination of over a year's work with an incredible team of writers, media advocates, music producers, film editors, and lots and lots and lots of solid friends. We dropped it on 14 October 2015 and it went viral, so to speak. The media coverage was extensive because of the noteworthy participants in the video and the fact that the project built on a mounting legacy of movement building between Black and Palestinian communities. Here's a blurb about the video from the website: