I was invited to collaborate with good friends BretonLABS and Ten Ven for the composition of this song for Feminist protest group Pussy Riot. In their latest video, they head to Dismaland, issuing a “F— the police” message to terrorism and refugee crises.
“Destroy piece by piece this conservative disease,” the women sing in “Refugees In” while running through Banksy’s amusement park. Pussy Riot hopes to urge Europe to keep its borders open to thousands of refugees who are in search of an escape from heavily ISIS-populated areas.
We are planning to release a lot of disturbing videos next year. We hope that you will not like them. Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova
Ralf Schmerberg directed the video, which also features police invading Dismaland and caging the Pussy Riot members. The group is working on new music in anticipation of affecting change in Europe and the U.S. “We are planning to release a lot of disturbing videos next year,” Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova said in a release. “We hope that you will not like them.”
Pussy Riot wants fans to say yes to inclusive thinking, multiculturalism, and freedom from abuse and inequality, and reject nationalism, xenophobia, and militarism.
Music: Pussy Riot, BretonLABS, Ten Ven, Alexander Parsons
Cinematography: Ralf Schmerberg