A chilling and shocking music video will be released on 2nd March 2012 to mark the 1st anniversary of Pakistan’s Minister For Minorities, Shahbaz Bhatti’s, brutal and cold-blooded assassination at the hands of militant Islamists. The video was created in association with the British Pakistani Christian Alliance (BPCA), to accompany London Band ooberfuse’s song Blood Cries Out, written specifically for a Trafalgar Square peace rally on 10th March to commemorate Shahbaz’s life.
Hal, from ooberfuse says : ‘it is one thing to musically depict the conflicting emotions Shahbaz’s murder arouses. It is quite another to reflect these complex emotions in images and pictures. There is nothing very pretty about a car riddled with 80 bullets and a back-seat drenched in the blood of an innocent God-fearing man. The music video does not shy away from these shocking and chilling images.”
Cherrie, also from ooberfuse adds : “much of the filming was done from a bath tub. Part submerged in a blood-red fluid I sang the verses. The film-director’s idea was to visually portray a blood-bath. Later on in the video all the characters, including children, turn to the camera as tears of blood stream from eyes down their cheeks. The images are intended to portray artistically the gruesome reality of martyrdom and in particular Shahbaz’s brutal assassination.’
Shahbaz’s niece, who lives in Canada, and is the first to see the video commented : ‘Thank you so much for making a song inspired by my uncle, it honestly means a lot to us, and it speaks so much truth…Wow, the video is incredible. Really moving…I am so touched and honoured by your love.’
Blood Cries Out music video will be released 2nd March 2012 to coincide with the 1st anniversary of Shahbaz Bhatti’s assassination. The video can be previewed at :