On July 8, conservation group Greenpeace USA released a video titled Everything is NOT Awesome.
Partnered with a creative agency Don’t Panic, Greenpeace used a slowed, melodic version of “Everything is Awesome” to score a host of artistically beautiful, yet harrowing images. Together, they created a world overrun by corporate greed while promoting a strong conservation effort. The video shows oil company Shell drilling in the arctic, which results in an oil spill that consumes everything in its path – from indigenous wildlife to the imaginations of children – and even our beloved Santa Claus and two LEGO Movie heroes Emmett and Wyldstyle.
Upon first seeing the video I was moved beyond words – such power in under two minutes. That is amazing. Then, I read that a previous version of the video had been flagged and removed by YouTube. In an effort to make sure the powerful images survive, I’ve compiled a collection of twenty one screen caps. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, how many words are there before you now?
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Everything is NOT Awesome