Rage Against the Machine has shared a mini documentary called Killing in Thy Name.
The 15-minute film, which was directed by the artists’ collective The Ummah Chroma, in about the dangers of white supremacy.
“Our aim is for this piece to be a fire escape from the fiction known as whiteness and a spring for discovery,” reads a statement at the beginning of the doc. “Remember, the children are always watching.”
Rage’s classic track “Killing in the Name” plays throughout the film, which ends with footage of a live performance of the song, along with quotes from band members about why it’s important for them to speak out through their music.
“Writing songs that have something to say about what’s going on socially and politically isn’t a choice for us,” says bassist Tim Commerford. “It’s an obligation. I want to use music as a weapon and start spraying fools.”
“My mom is a white woman with a radical voice,” adds guitarist Tom Morello. “For three decades she was a progressive teacher in a conservative high school inspiring students to challenge the system — in her actions and words she has always taught that racism must never be ignored and must always be confronted.”
You can watch Killing in Thy Name streaming now on YouTube.
(Video contains uncensored profanity.)
By Josh Johnson
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