The emPower People's Choice Video Award has had a busy and successful year!
We're grateful for and impressed with all of the fantastic videos that were submitted this year and we're pleased to announce that the winner of this year's award is:
Us and Them by Anthony Burbidge
The “Us And Them” music video loosely follows the story line of the song, retracing the footsteps of the Cold War period through the modern era of the War on Terror. It also includes glimpses of ongoing “Us and Them” paradigms; the European refugee crisis, the conflict in the Middle East and of course, the deep divisions experienced in the recent U.S. presidential election. Both the song and video are the result of global collaboration. The music incorporates the talents of musicians from as far away as India, Iran and Syria while the video’s editor, Thilanka Samarasinghe, hails from Sri Lanka. My wife, Lilian, handled the filming, my daughter, Ayla, created the lighting effects, and Lilian and I worked together as co-directors.