Helly Luv: Revolution

Kurdish performer Helly Luv (Helan Abdulla) shot the music video for her single Revolution in a village near Erbil, Iraq, during fighting between ISIS and the Kurdish peshmerga.  (During the shoot she fired upon ISIS militants herself.)  The video is an oxymoron:  a pacifist plea to “Stop the Violence” that glorifies the anti-ISIS Kurdish armed forces.  It is also full of flags — vexillologists may enjoy playing “name that flag”, especially towards the end of the video.

Here are some shots from the video:

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Thanks to Vexillology Ireland for the pointer to this video!

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Author: SDM

Ethnography * Technology * Design

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