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Reference : V-F-CR-F-03013
Date : 08/2020
Country/Region : LATIN AMERICA
Title : To the root = Hasta la raíz
Duration : 00:04:41
Director : unknown
Cameraman : unknown
Editor : CICORIA, Maria Emilia
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : reserved users only
Copyright : ICRC
Commissioned production company : Playing For Change
ICRC producer :
CICORIA, Maria Emilia
Description : The song “Hasta la Raíz” by Natalia Lafourcade and Leonel García was recorded during pandemic times to send a message to the relatives of missing people in Latin America: You are not alone in the search of your loved ones.
This music video is a joint project by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Playing For Change in honor of the International Day of the Disappeared. This video features nine Latin American countries and more than 15 musicians including singers such as Leon Gieco (Argentina) and Susana Baca (Peru). Also included are a group of extraordinary musicians who play several Latin American instruments: the accordion king from Colombia, Garifuna drums from Honduras, cavaquinhos from Brazil, guitars from El Salvador, cajon from Peru, and the Guatemalan National Symphony Orchestra.
In Latin America, each year thousands of people disappear for diverse causes related to armed conflicts, violence, migration, natural disasters, among others. Some of their families have had no news of their missing loved ones for more than 20 years.
Through music, the ICRC and Playing for change would like to express its solidarity to those who are facing the profound and universal feeling of losing a loved one. The families of missing people will not stop searching, despite pandemics or other adversities, nor will the ICRC stop helping them.
Original language : Spanish; English
English title : To the root
Spanish title : Hasta la raíz
Title in other language : À raiz
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : H264
Best material/format available : ProRes 422