15.06.15 by Jeff

Epic Video of the Day: 36,000 Kung Fu Kids Star in Massive Video for M.I.A. and GENER8TION

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GENER8TION (aka Surkin) has released a new EP called The New International Sound (Part II), and the title track featuring M.I.A. debuts with a massive video. What you’re looking at is not CGI, the video features 36,000 students of the biggest fighting school for kids in China, Shaolin Tagou. Director Inigo Westmeier previously shot a documentary called “Dragon Girls”, featuring three students from the school.

The video also features graphics by designer David Rudnick, and was executive produced by Romain Gavras who helmed the controversial video for M.I.A.’s “Born Free” (watch here) and “Bad Girls” (watch here).

Watch the official music video below!

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03.02.12 by Jeff

Bad Girls

M.I.A. Bad Girls music video directed by Romain Gavras
“Bad Girls” by M.I.A. directed by Romain Gavras.

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26.04.10 by Jeff

Born Free

Romain Gavras releases another controversial music video, this time for Born Free by M.I.A. It is similar in many ways to his video for Justice, however the violent gang roaming around this time is a group of soldiers. What is the message here? I won’t deny it is beautifully shot but I find it quite morally ambiguous.

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WARNING: This video contains nudity and violence and is not even remotely safe for work.

Watch the video below!

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