Alicia Keys Shines A Light On The Refugee Experience In Short Film, ‘Let Me In’

Not only is Alicia Keys the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter back in the spotlight, Alicia Keys the humanitarian is, as well.

For World Humanitarian Day (Aug 19th), Keys brings to light the refugee crisis with her new short film, Let Me In.

With the Jonathan Olinger-directed, 11-and-a-half-minute clip, Keys aims to show Americans what it’s like to be pushed out of your country by force. The striking visuals feature Keys as a single mother of two in L.A. who must leave the city to Mexico with many other residents after the city is bombed. The clip follows their harsh journey. It’s an in-depth look for those who are privileged to see what refugees must endure.

“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,” said Keys. “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?”

The clip is set to Keys’ latest single, “Hallelujah.”

Watch the thought-provoking,  cinematic film below: