In this Critical Remix Video (CRV), the three ‘official’ versions of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ from 1984, 1989 and 2004 are mashed together with the most recent version, from the TV musical ‘Glee’ (2009). All four music videos are combined with footage from the Occupy Wall Street movement, contrasted against footage from the Arab Spring uprisings, in particular, those which took place in African countries in 2011.
Fair Use Notice:
This remix is a transformative work, which forms part of a doctoral research project and has been constructed for educational and research purposes, as well as critical commentary, therefore it represents a ‘fair use’ of copyrighted material, according to section 107 of U.S. copyright law.
Do They Know It’s Christmas – Band Aid (1984)
Do They Know It’s Christmas – Band Aid II(1989)
Do They Know It’s Christmas – Band Aid 20 (2004)
Do They Know It’s Christmas – Glee (2009)
News Footage – AP, RT, CNN (2011)