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Lil Watan [For the Nation], a music video for Mashrou’ Leila

Lebanese rock band Mashrou’ Leila’s single, Lil Watan (For the Nation), is a ballad excoriating the many diversions the countries' politicians use to rebuff calls for reform and progress. Lil Watan's lyrics describe a country where any calls to challenge the status quo are met with invitations to "stop preaching" and "come dance with me a little." The video is meant to mimic the dynamic between Lebanese politicians and their constituents by using one of the most iconic forms of Middle Eastern entertainment, the belly dancer, to divert listeners' attention from political corruption and dysfunction.

Project Roles
Art Director, Creative Director
Company
Leo Burnett
Skills
Art Direction, Conceptual, Creative Direction, Film
Media
Music Videos
Project Industries
Advertising, Music
Lil Watan [For the Nation], a music video for Mashrou’ Leila
Lil Watan [For the Nation], a music video for Mashrou’ Leila
Lil Watan [For the Nation], a music video for Mashrou’ Leila