We like to keep things upbeat and pretty lighthearted here at MOARGeek, after all this is a site about gaming, TV shows, movies, music, and other geek stuff. The unfortunate reality though is that life isn’t all a bowl of cherries, and often times artists will lend their voices to raising awareness for pressing issues around the world.
Lady Gaga is no exception, and has just released her new track “Til It Happens To You.” The track, written by Diane Warren and Lady Gaga, is from the film The Hunting Ground – a startling exposé of sexual assault on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families.
The video may be emotionally unsettling for some, but as the intro says it “reflects the reality of what is happening daily on college campuses.” Check it out below:
The song is available for purchase on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon, and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the song will be donated to organizations who help survivors of sexual assault.
The movie itself, which currently sits at 92% on Rotten Tomatoes, follows two activists as they unmask a nationwide cover-up while putting together this startling exposé of sexual assault on college campuses.
From the team behind THE INVISIBLE WAR, comes a startling exposé of rape crimes on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families. Weaving together verité footage and first-person testimonies, the film follows survivors as they pursue their education while fighting for justice — despite harsh retaliation, harassment and pushback at every level.
The film is currently airing on college campuses in the United States and is also available on iTunes.
What do you think about Lady Gaga’s new song and the fact that she is donating proceeds from the sale of it to this cause? Have you seen or will you be going to see The Hunting Ground? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.