After a long wait since her Eurovision victory in May, Jamala has finally released the music video for her winning song “1944”. It’s set in a dark and mysterious world, that carries the emotion of the song and symbolises the tragic events of “1944” — and we can’t help get some Hunger Games vibes from it.
Dressed in a beige top with a crimson skirt, Jamala can be found inside a dark tunnel, as she delivers the emotional lyrics of the song. She’s also joined by a posse of young people, perhaps symbolising the free future of the song lyrics.
The action also moves outside, to a mysterious and misty landscape, where giant globe-like structures are seen through the thick fog.
The video has a dystopian science-fiction feeling to it and is stylishly shot. It feels a lot like a thrilling sci-film like The Hunger Games. The special effects match the emotional intensity of the song, expressing Jamala’s pain and suffering without ever depicting the actual events of 1944.
The video has been a work in progress for quite some time. In June, Jamala shared a photo from the video shoot.
Yesterday Jamala held a press conference where she talked about the process of creating the video and her inspiration for it.
She explained, “This music video is about the world where something has gone wrong, the story of trouble and tragedy. Something here is from The Hunger Games and, perhaps, a bit from Stalker. Everyone will see his own picture here.”
She also added, “It was, perhaps, the toughest shooting in my life. The clip was filmed on the mountain, there was rain and fog. There was no heater. We almost could not make a fire. Nature made pain be in our gestures. I was pleased with the locals, who were not lazy to climb the mountain for two hours by car for making selfie”.
Scenes in the video were shot at a military base in the Carpathian Mountains, with the shoot lastin three days.
Jamala – “1944” music video
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