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Artivists United: Los Angeles Artists Create “Go Iran Go Go” Music Video in Solidarity with Iran’s Revolution, Call Local Creators to Engage
Los Angeles, CA – On November 19th, 2022, over a dozen creatives from different parts of the world gathered in Los Angeles to express solidarity with the Iranian women’s movement. On Wednesday December 28th, the music video was released through a collaboration with Artivists United, a social impact film/video and event production company.
The music video is a rewrite of Garbage’s Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go), scripted by Marianina, a Los-Angeles based Mexican artist who writes songs to make people happy, break the mold and change the world. The powerful lyrics reflect messages seen on social media from those on the ground in Iran. The artists pay up-tempo reverence to the power of Iranian women - and women worldwide - who push our world toward peace and freedom for all through incredible acts of individual courage and collective solidarity. The now over 100-day long women-led Iranian revolution is unprecedented in scale, intersectional solidarity, and resolve, and holds the power and intention to remove the theocratic, terroristic Islamic regime.
Though unique in circumstance, intensity of risk, and powerful local collectivization, the aims of the Iranian people are universal and must be elevated everywhere. True peace and freedom, rooted in love and respect for the individual’s rights to self-expression, are at the core of this powerful revolution and must be uplifted by artists, activists, and creators worldwide.
Artivists United invites Los Angeles creatives to connect their own work in solidarity with the Iranian Revolution. The organization is accepting submissions in all artistic mediums for their event, “WOMEN, LIFE, FREEDOM: Solidarity with Iran,” at The Heart Department (Arts District on January 29th, 2023. This event will include an art gallery, featured musical artists, an open mic, and an altar-building ceremony for the martyrs of the Iranian revolution. More details to follow.
“We envision this event as an ongoing effort to inspire artists to use their craft for activism while providing them the opportunity to do so.” – John Broadway, Founder – Artivists United.
Artist Submission Form: http://tinyurl.com/artwithiran
About Artivists United: Artivists United is a burgeoning film/video and events production company that seeks to use their film/video and events as a foundation for social justice campaigns by empowering artivists (artist-activists) to utilize the change-making power of art.
Music Video Contributors: Marianina, Hannah Rooth, Natalie Denise Sperl, Cello Azul, SunXochitl Castro, Nicole Trella, Venganza Lives, Grace Freeman (Gal Musette), Michael Priz, Nikolas Salazar, Jorge Cajias, Shachar Boussani, John Kwesi Broadway, Latoya Lee, Victoria Xashara