Roger Waters discusses Another Brick cover version
Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Blurred VisionMany of you will recall that, all the way back in February, we told you about Blurred Vision, a Toronto-based band fronted by to exiled Iranian brothers, who had produced their own version of Pink Floyd's Another Brick in the Wall part 2 with Roger Waters' full blessing.

The project has, in the last week, finally hit the mainstream press, and Roger has been talking about it on his Facebook page. He says: "I think it's great that these guys are using the song to protest against the repressive and brutal regime in Iran. South African kids did during apartheid and Palestinian kids do to protest the Israeli occupation of their land. I am proud to be a small part of this resistance."

To date, the video (which you can view via our earlier story, or indeed directly at Youtube) was directed by acclaimed filmmaker Babak Payami, and has had over 238,000 views at time of writing. It emphasizes the importance of citizen journalism in transporting the bitter realities of another remote part of the world, while it warns of its implications on us in the safety of our homes far away. Roger himself added: "I think The Blurred Vision video is very accomplished and makes its point powerfully."