Video Highlights Dangers of Gun Violence to American Children and Teens; 130 Children and Teens from the National Dance Institute Perform in the Video
NEW YORK – Everytown for Gun Safety and Students Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown, in partnership with the National Dance Institute Today released a new video called “Enough!” featuring 130 children, ranging in age from seven to 17 dancing to “I’m Still Here” by Sia, courtesy of Monkey Puzzle Music/Atlantic Records.
The video highlights how many children and teens are affected by gun violence and urges young Americans to join Students Demand Action and the movement to end gun violence.
The music video, viewable here, is directed by Ezra Hurwitz and created by Hurwitz and Robert Fairchild and features 130 students from the National Dance Institute, a non-profit organization that provides free arts education to underprivileged communities and children with disabilities. Choreography is by James Alsop, best known for her work with Beyonce; illustrations are by Marcel Dzama; and the song is by Sia.
“With this dance-driven anthem, we wanted to provide an opportunity for these young artists to express themselves beyond the ability of their words, and contribute to a public discourse that is painfully relevant to their generation,” said Hurwitz. “This world is too often divided by words; we hope the movement of these children will uplift, inspire and motivate beyond any rhetoric.”
“‘I’m Still Here’ is a perfect anthem for the growing chorus of young people who are demanding action on gun safety,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety. “Everytown is grateful to Sia for allowing some talented young people to use her music to send a powerful message to their peers: Help us end gun violence.”
“This year, students across the nation proved that they are united and determined in this fight for stronger gun laws,” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “This video represents a generation determined to end gun violence once and for all. We thank Sia and the students from the National Dance Institute for using their platforms and talents to elevate this crisis.”