Alicia Keys: LET ME IN

Alicia Keys: LET ME IN

In conjunction with World Refugee Day, Alicia Keys’ cultural movement, We Are Here, has partnered with CARE, Oxfam and War Child on a new campaign to raise awareness and reinvigorate the conversation around the refugee crisis currently affecting millions around the world.

Coinciding with the campaign’s launch, Alicia Keys’ has premiered a new short film entitled Let Me In, directed by Jonathan Olinger. The film’s soundtrack is a new song, “Hallelujah,” off her upcoming album to be released later this summer.

Let Me In reimagines the refugee crisis on America’s shores, displacing thousands in the Los Angeles metropolitan area who must seek safety and wellbeing by crossing the border into Mexico. Starring Alicia Keys, the film follows her and her family’s struggle to reach safety in the midst of conflict.

“I was stunned when I learned that there are more refugees living in the world today than at any other point in history, and half of them are children,” says Keys. “Creating this film really allowed us to imagine, what if we were the refugees? What if we were the ones torn from the arms of our families and loved ones? How would it feel if this were happening to us?”

“The intention behind Let Me In is to bring the struggles of refugees and displaced people into a relatable context,” says director Jonathan Olinger. “I hope the film leaves people asking the simple question: What if it was us? And that it ultimately blurs the lines between ‘us’ and ‘them’ — as we are all human.”

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