Palestinian artist Lina Sleibi’s video for”Over The Rainbow” features Banksy’s artwork like never seen before.
Joining forces with Irish music producer Johno to record an Arabic cover of the classic “Over the Rainbow”, Palestinian artist Lina Sleibi’s new music video is set against the backdrop of the Occupied Palestinian Territories in an effort to send out a message of hope this Christmas.
The video juxtaposes the idea of fantasy and childhood with the harsh reality of being cut off from the rest of the world. It features Banksy’s artwork throughout, magically transporting the original Wizard of Oz characters into Occupied Palestine where they meet and interact with animated graffiti in Bethlehem and along the Separation Wall.
A song with universal appeal and recognition, the contemporary release of “Over The Rainbow” aims to channel music to bring fresh hope of resolution for all involved in the ongoing conflict.
Speaking of her journey so far, Lina said, “music has given me a lot, and I have always wished I could share it back with people. I am grateful for the tiny steps I am aking towards reaching my dream, and feel lucky, proud and thankful to have got this far. Remember to always believe and appreciate all that you have gone through. It makes you who you are today”.