Original video by Reprieve - standforjustice.org
Music by Jimi Hendrix
Mashup concept by Baratunde Thurston
Video editing & subtitles by MilamNYC Productions LLC
Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def released a video in which he subjected himself to the Standard Operating Procedure for force feeding detainees at Guantanamo Bay who are on hunger strike. After seeing and being moved by his demonstration, it occurred to me that one element might heighten the drama even more: The Star Spangled Banner as performed by Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock.