Native Children’s Survival’s latest music picture campaign, “Who’s Gonna Save You,” will have its world broadcast premiere during the United Nations Annual Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP17), which will be held Nov. 28–Dec. 9 in Durban, South Africa. It will premiere on South African Broadcasting Company’s (SABC 1) Yo TV on Friday, Dec. 2. Yo TV reaches millions of young people daily. In conjunction with the music picture premiere on Dec. 2, Romero will make a live appearance on e.TV’s “Sunrise” show in Johannesburg.
On Nov. 11, 2011, “Who’s Gonna Save You” makes its Indian Country Film Festival Premiere at the 36th annual American Indian Film Festival, Palace Of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA., with an Indigenous perspective to a global crisis. “Who’s Gonna Save You” is a combination of music video and motion picture woven into a poetic call to conscious for the restoration of life in balance.
In Egypt on Thursday January 25, 2011, thousands of people began taking to the streets in protest of poverty, unemployment, government corruption, and the autocratic governance of President Hosni Mubarak, who has ruled the country for the past thirty years. Two-thirds of Egypt’s population have never known a leader other than him.
The government first responded by blocking Twitter, then proceeded to block Facebook, and finally all internet services and text messaging. This not only enraged Egyptian citizens, but also brought more attention to the uprising. Riot police have arrested and injured hundreds with batons, tear gas, and water cannons. National and international human rights activists and journalists have been detained, Egyptians have been arrested and tortured, and more than three hundred people have been killed, according to Human Rights Watch. These protests, inspired by the successful revolution in Tunisia which ousted President Ben Ali, have been the largest in Egypt since the 1970s.
Do you believe in freedom of speech, freedom of choice, freedom of press, freedom of religion?
Do you believe you’re free?
Dua Netjer en ek! (Thank you in Ancient Egyptian), NCS
Native Children’s Survival will travel to New Orleans, Louisiana to begin principle photography on “Who’s Gonna Save You”, one of two new music pictures by Robby Romero to help raise awareness about Indigenous People’s fight for cultural survival and our planet’s struggle to survive. Stay tuned, “Who’s Gonna Save You” will have it’s world premier on International Mother Earth Day – April 22, 2011.
On June 18 on behalf of Native Children’s Survival, Robby will perform at the closing ceremony concert for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada National Event. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was created in 2008 to tell the history of Indian Residential Schools and the impacts they had on the more than 150,000 Aboriginal children who were taken from their families and placed in these schools by the Canadian government.
Through the international language of music and film, Robby Romero’s new release Native Children’s Survival If Not Now When? If Not You Who? supports the work of Native Children’s Survival to create awareness about the critical need to permanently protect our last remaining wild places and bridge the gap between Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights and the Environment.
This CD/DVD collection features the original music of Robby Romero and Red Thunder, plus three critically acclaimed rockumentary’s; VH-1 World Alert Special Makoce Wakan , Sundance Channel Hidden Medicine, and SABC Africa 50/50 Special America’s Last Frontier. Also featured are interviews with Robby Romero on MTV Crossroads and VH1 Inside Music, as well as music videos including the never before released Red Thunder music videos Is it too late… and All the missing children.
100% of Profits from the sale of this CD/DVD set will be donated to Native Children’s Survival