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Old 07-08-2015, 08:53 AM
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Every so often I come across a song or video that really captivates me, although I won't realize exactly why. Eventually I find that some sort of strong connection reveals itself.

This is one of those videos. It's captivated me for maybe a year now. I play it loud on my big screen and sound system. Often. Why does it speak to me so? I chalked it up to the video's basic content: the three main guys, the composition itself, and perhaps the best vocals the world has ever known, and the video's backdrop.

Yet tonite I sensed there was more, something drove me to wiki Miss Sarajevo. And there it was, amongst the text in the wiki:


"...had his camera sent to him from his home in California so he could film the documentary (which was produced by Bono) with the same goal of exposing people to the individuals living through the war. "The war is just a backdrop, it could be any war, the point is the vitality of the human spirit to survive, [to] laugh, to love, and to move on, that is something we will be addressing always." The song protests the war in Bosnia, criticising the international community for its inability to stop the war or help those affected by it. It was the only single released from the album. Its video combines clips from the documentary contain striking imagery, such as a shot of beauty pageant contestants holding up a banner with the words "DON'T LET THEM KILL US,"


Of course the parallels of my war with ALS --"The war is just a backdrop, it could be any war, the point is the vitality of the human spirit to survive, to laugh, to love..."

http://youtu.be/PIvn1oOVcVQ

Eno captured the essence of the message beautifully in his composition, and the performance was brilliant.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Sarajevo

Last edited by Tomcat; 07-08-2015 at 09:09 AM.
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