Alicia Keys Releases The Short Film, "Let Me In" For World Refugee Day

Alicia Keys has always used her influence to bring light to several causes affecting various communities. Today, the artist and activist debuted a short film about it called "Let Me In" to highlight the reality and fragility of the refugee crisis.


“There are more refugees in the world today than at any point in history. And more than half of them are children.”

The film was directed by Jonathan Olinger and stars Keys as a Los Angeles mother of two. When the city comes under attack, she and her children are forced to seek refuge in Mexico.
It is eye-opening to see the disaster situation occur in a popular city in the United States. It can be hard for some Americans to sympathize with the tragedies of the world because they seem so far away and are hard to fathom. The film forces us to put ourselves in the unfortunate shoes of people from all parts of the world.

Alicia Key's On The Importance Of The Film
"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. 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 also features her newest single, “Hallelujah” in the film, a beautiful and soulful ballad that is true to Alicia Keys' spirit.

Watch "Let Me In" below:


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