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PJ Harvey collaborates with Ramy Essam and Giles Duley on powerful video for ‘The Camp’

 

PJ Harvey returned to Boston a few short weeks ago for a spectacular gig at the House of Blues, and we’re still not over it. But here’s one way to move forward with a dose of modern reality: The British rock queen has released a powerful new video for her collaboration with Egyptian artist Ramy Essam.

It’s called “The Camp,” and the visual component is augmented by images of displaced Syrian children taken by Legacy of War documentary photographer and photojournalist Giles Duley. The photos were snapped in Lebabon.

“It is hard to comprehend the scale of the crisis in Lebanon, a country of four million now hosting over one million Syrian refugees,” Duley says in a press release, via SPIN. “The infrastructure of the country is pushed to its limit, and nowhere is that situation more desperate than in the Bekaa Valley. However, there are some amazing organisations doing incredible, effective, and selfless work on the ground there, and of all the NGOs I have documented, none have impressed me more than Beyond. To visit their schools and witness their programs is to see hope — and that is something we have to support.”

 

Watch it below. Featured photo by Ben Stas for Vanyaland, view his full gallery and show review here.