“In talking with Heather, we knew that we wanted this video to touch on universal wounds of depression and suffering, but established in a more poetic narrative. We also knew we wanted family and community play a integral role. All of the subjects in the video are connected to Heather’s life in one way or another and that was very important to us. The song strikes this balance between darkness and hope, and we wanted the video to do the same.” - Jared Hogan, director [via Vimeo]
The song talks about memory, light, shadow and legacy. The power of the lyrics is reflected in this compelling and poetic film. It tells the story of how mothers and children can get caught up in this dangerous tradition. The film is a mix of fiction and real life.
Douglas Bernardt, director: “I was always fascinated by cultural manifestations that are typically Brazilian and the challenge of how to portray them through a cinematic perspective. When we came across the Fire Sword War in Cruz das Almas, we felt that the song had such a strong connection to the essence of the tradition. It was a perfect match”.