Amnesty International and Prophets strike a sour note

Amnesty International and Prophets strike a sour note

In 2014, Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi was sentenced to 10 years in prison, 1000 lashes and a hefty fine. He was punished for criticising the government and allegedly insulting Islam.

On January 9th, 2015, Raif received the first fifty lashes. Fortunately, international outcry  prevented Saudi-Arabia from carrying out the next 950 strokes.

June 16th, 2020, marks 8 years in prison for Raif Badawi. An occasion Amnesty International didn't want to let slip by unnoticed. Amnesty International demands his release.

Prophets adds impact to this symbolic date. In a captivating video Triggerfinger drummer Mario Goossens executes exactly a 1000 strokes.

The video doesn't leave a trace of doubt: those strokes hit hard. Now, it's time for Raif's release. Time for action. Take a stand on

(The victim in the video isn't Raif Badawi)


Client: Amnesty International
Agency: Prophets
Client Team: Griet Ryckeboer, Naomi Ansah
Creative Director: Sam De Win
Creatives: Ivan Moons, Wouter Huyghe
Account Team: Severine Vanoirbeek, Amber Verberckmoes
Music: Mario Goossens
DOP - Pieter Hellemans and Brent Van den Abbeele
Director - Gerd Van Geel
Grading - Tom Lemmens
Thanks to - DB Video / Motcha - cc De Muze

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