Thursday, May 14, 2015

Youri Lentjes - Signal (Home I'll Never Be)

The song is by Youri Lentjes, inspired by John Stanmeyer's winning World Press Photo of the Year 2013. It shows African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city at night, raising their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighbouring Somalia to phone home.

Youri came up with this about a year ago, but today it is more relevant than ever to show the humanity of the travelers. Their hearts forever torn between their left behind loved ones and their hopes for a new future.

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