Aloe Blacc’s New Video is Undocumented and Unafraid

Alex Rivera directs the moving video.

By Aura Bogado Oct 23, 2013

Aloe Blacc’s new video for his song, "Wake Me Up" is beautiful and inspiring–and it also features a cast of actors who have personally dealt with the consequences of a damaging immigration system. Directed by Alex Rivera, the video includes appearances from Agustín Chiprez Alvarez, who is also a day laborer, Margarita Reyes, who was deported as a child along with her mother, and Hareth Andrade Ayala, who is fighting to halt her father’s deportation.

This isn’t the first time Rivera has worked to include some of the people most affected by immigration policy in the music videos he directs. Just six months ago, Rivera directed La Santa Cecilia’s "El Hielo," which is also worth a peep.