STARS ALIGN TO KEEP THE PROMISE FOR CHRIS CORNELL AND REFUGEE ADVOCAC
CHRISTIAN BALE, JOSH BROILIN, CHER, GEORGE CLOONEY, RYAN GOSLING, TOM HANKS, OSCAR ISAAC, ELTON JOHN, JENNIFER LOPEZ, SERJ TANKIAN, AND PHARRELL WILLIAMS RECORD VIDEOS TO RAISE AWARENESS ON THE WORLD REFUGEE CRISIS
Christian Bale, Josh Broilin, Cher, George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Tom Hanks, Oscar Isaac, Elton John, Jennifer Lopez, Serj Tankian and Pharrell Williams.
Keep the Promise and carry on Chris Cornell’s advocacy for Refugees
Cornell had recently written and released the original song and title track to the film The Promise. At the time of the song’s release Cornell said, “The Promise” to me is mainly about paying homage to those we lost in the Armenian Genocide, but it’s also about shining a light on more recent atrocities. The same methods used in the Armenian genocide were used to carry out crimes against humanity in Bosnia, Darfur, Rwanda and right now in Syria on multiple fronts, contributing to a massive global refugee crisis. Unfortunately, the words ‘never again’ seem like just words when we recall these mass executions of the twentieth century, as well as renewed racism and prejudice around the world. Even in the US, the warning signs – isolating groups based on race and religion – are evident. We really need to tell these stories and keep telling them in as many different ways as we can. As humans, we have a tremendous capacity to trudge ahead in our lives and not look at the difficult and challenging moments… but I think it’s important. Educating ourselves on the past is the best way to understand the present and avoid future atrocities by understanding and intervening. We must educate and stand as one to combat this fear and violence, and as citizens of the world, work to protect each other’s human rights.” Survival Pictures released the video for the clip on World Refugee Day honoring Cornell’s wishes.
In April 2017, Cornell and his family toured refugee camps in Greece and it was there that they decided The Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation would focus its efforts on child refugees and the issues affecting them including education, health and human trafficking. All of his proceeds from this song will go to help ending the worlds refugee crisis.
Chris Cornell – The Promise (Official Video)