I Know I’m Not Alone - Michael Franti & Spearhead
Michael Franti & Spearhead – I Know I’m Not Alone (Anti-) When Michael Franti told his management that he wanted to visit Baghdad, his team was prepared for a logistical nightmare. The truth is, Iraq is currently considered American-occupied territory and a US citizen is only required a valid passport to enter … that, and of course, a lot of courage. Franti’s new DVD, ‘I Know I’m Not Alone’ chronicles his adventures into this war zone with remarkable stories and insights. Unlike other pop music culture global do-gooders, Franti allows the images and emotions to pass directly to the viewer without editorializing or drawing attention to himself. The integrity of his conviction to the concept of peaceful coexistence is undisputed as he places himself in the crosshairs for the sole purpose of discovering some greater truth. The images are packaged neatly with concise editing and continuity and are accompanied by some heartfelt and intimate new songs.’ I’m Not Alone’ has been praised for revealing the “oneness of the human family”. It was a winner at the San Francisco World Film Festival and the Slamdance International Film Fest. Check out Michael Franti and Spearhead’s new studio album Yell Fire while you’re at it.