This video features two "viral" YouTube videos. In one video an American child proclaims her life is great and she can do anything good, in the other video a Palestinian child discusses her anger and annoyance with having to live life under the harassment of Israel. I have flipped the audio, so the Palestinian child is heard to the video of the American child and vice versa.
Original video links:
- Year Created: 2011
- Submitted to ArtBase: Monday Mar 19th, 2012
- Original Url: http://vimeo.com/23647794
- Tankersley, Jessica
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The aim of this work is to expose any subconscious prejudices in the viewer. What happens when we hear a caucasian/American is dealing directly with the repercussions of conflict, how does our empathy shift when it is a Palestinian? Another aspect of the work is the way each child expresses her confidence, the American child says “she can do anything”, the Palestinian child ends her rant with, “what can I do”.