By Jonathan Hailey
Alicia Keys has always made it her business to put a spotlight on humanitarian causes. Her latest cause is the refugee crisis and she debuted a short film about it called Let Me In to celebrate World Humanitarian Day.
The 12-minute film, directed by Jonathan Olinger, finds Keys playing a Los Angeles mother of two. When the city comes under attack, she and her children are forced to seek refuge in Mexico. Along the way, they encounter one obstacle after another.
Of the new project, done in association with We Are Here, CARE Oxfam, and War Child, ” Keys stated, ““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. 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 song in the film called is “Hallelujah,” which is expected to be apart of Key’s forthcoming album.
Watch Alicia’s short film below.