Music Monday: M.I.A. ‘Borders’

There was really only one video that we could have chosen this week; M.I.A.’s powerful and moving video for Borders, taken from forthcoming album Matahdatah.

Querying the stance of many countries on the issues surrounding refugees and the crises facing these people, M.I.A. asks questions throughout, with lyrics such as “Borders, what’s up with that? Politics, what’s up with that?”.

Striking shots of people crowded into boats, climbing fences highlight the deep troubles faced and encourage our solidarity to help those currently fleeing conflict.