The 2nd March 2012 is the 1st anniversary of Pakistan’s Minister For Minorities, Shahbaz Bhatti’s, brutal and cold-blooded assassination at the hands of militant Islamists.
To mark the solemn occasion ooberfuse, in association with the British Pakistani Christian Alliance (BPCA), ooberfuse has filmed a chilling and shocking music video to accompany their song Blood Cries Out, written specifically for a Trafalgar Square peace rally on 10th March to commemorate Shahbaz’s life.
Hal and I are the principal exponents of ooberfuse.
Asked what the music video is all about, Hal said: “It is one thing to musically depict the conflicting emotions Shahbaz’s murder arouses. It is quite another to reflect these complex emotions in images and pictures. There is nothing very pretty about a car riddled with 80 bullets and a back-set drenched in the blood of an innocent God-fearing man. The music video does not shy away from these shocking and chilling images.”
Much of the filming was done from a bath tub. Part submerged in a blood-red fluid I sang the verses. The film-director’s idea was to visually portray a bloodbath. Later on in the video all the characters, including children, turn to the camera as tears of blood stream from eyes down their cheeks. The images are intended to portray artistically the gruesome reality of martyrdom and in particular Shahbaz’s brutal assassination.’
Shahbaz’s niece, who lives in Canada, and is the first to see the video commented : ‘Thank you so much for making a song inspired by my uncle, it honestly means a lot to us, and it speaks so much truth…Wow, the video is incredible. Really moving…I am so
touched and honoured by your love.’ Blood Cries Out music video will be released 2nd March 2012 to coincide with the 1st anniversary of Shahbaz Bhatti’s assassination.