A new version of the "Clandestino" music video by singer Manu Chao denounces the conditions endured by undocumented immigrants at Arizona's Maricopa County Jail.
The video shows Chao along with one of his guitarists singing in front of the jail's tent city section, where the detainees must put up with the intense heat in summer and sub-freezing temperatures in winter.
"The particulars were the result of the work of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, who met after a concert with Chao in California a year ago to talk with him about the situation being experienced by immigrants in Arizona," Alex Rivera, the video's director, told Efe.
In September, the singer fulfilled his promise after wrapping up his U.S. tour at the Festival of Resistance in Phoenix, where he offered a free concert to protest the implementation of Arizona's harsh anti-immigrant law.
"We wanted to do something powerful about what's happening in Arizona. That's how the idea of filming 'Clandestino' in front of Arpaio's infamous jail came up."
- Alex Rivera, Clandestino Video Director
During his visit to the state, Chao took advantage of his presence there to record this new version of "Clandestino" in front of the jail run by controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
"We wanted to do something powerful about what's happening in Arizona. That's how the idea of filming 'Clandestino' in front of Arpaio's infamous jail came up," Rivera said.