Alicia Keys is celebrating World Refugee Day in cinematic fashion with the premiere of her new short film. “Let Me In” — no relation to the American remake of “Let the Right One In” — is now available on TIDAL to subscribers and civilians alike and features Keys’ song “Hallelujah” on its soundtrack. Watch it below.
“I was stunned when I learned that there are more refugees living in the world today than at any other point in history, and half of them are children,” Keys said in press release. “Creating this film really allowed us to imagine, what if we were the refugees? What if we were the ones torn from the arms of our families and loved ones? How would it feel if this were happening to us?”
Keys plays a mother of two in the 12-minute film, which imagines Los Angeles as a war zone from which she and her children must escape. The family of three absconds to Mexico, which is safe from the violence — and flooded with refugees as a result. “Let Me In” comes as part of Keys’ We Are Here movement and seeks to “raise awareness and reinvigorate the conversation around the refugee crisis currently affecting millions around the world.”