From The British Pakistani Christian Association:
Posted: 14 Feb 2012 10:52 AM PST
A few weeks before his brutal assassination Shahbaz Bhatti,Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Minorities, recorded a video interview in whichhe spoke of the daily death threats he was receiving for giving voice to theconcerns of Pakistan’s oppressed and marginalised non-Islamic groups includingSikhs, Hindus and Christians.
On the 2nd March, the 1stanniversary of his murder, ooberfuse, in association with the British PakistaniChristian Association (BPCA), will release a music video to accompany their song Blood Cries Out, written specificallyfor aTrafalgar Square peace rally on 10th March to commemorate theunshakeable Christian witness of Shahbaz’s life. Learn more about the Peace Rally here:
Front-woman of the band,Cherrie says : ‘Shahbaz’s video is both chilling and moving. Even though heknew he could be killed, he still continued his work.’
Halfrom ooberfuse adds : ‘the first line of the song is taken from Shahbaz’s videointerview... ‘I know what is the meaning of (the) Cross’. The artistic directorof our video was faced with the challenge of using images of blood, to capturethe horror of Shahbaz’s brutal assassination, with a positive message. Whilstit is an ordinary human instinct to seek revenge when innocent blood is spilledthe video avoids the theme of retribution. It shows instead how drops of bloodcry out into the silence for peace.’
WilsonChowdhry from BPCA commented: Ooberfuse deliver a song that is heart-wrenching, yet symbolic of the suffering of Pakistani Christians who inevitably seek solace for their future, through the sacrifice of their martyrs. The video production used strong imagery to express the pain that encompasses such death, but showed the church as an outlet to seek a new beginning'
Blood CriesOut musicvideo will be released 2nd March 2012 to coincide with the 1stanniversary of Shahbaz Bhatti’s assassination.