Killers Soundtrack Sex Trafficking PSA

brandon | July 15, 2009 - 3:33 pm

The Killers teamed up with UNICEF, MTV EXIT, and the US AID (like Radiohead before them) to create this full-length David Slade-directed “Goodnight, Travel well” anti-sex trafficking clip. It works on one level as a video for the Day & Age track, but was created “to raise awareness about sex trafficking,” not the Killers. As UNICEF notes:

There is almost no country in the world now that isnt affected by human trafficking in some way, said UNICEF Chief of Child Protection Susan Bissell. The statistics are staggering. More than 1.2 million children are being trafficked each year and nearly 80 per cent of all trafficking is for sexual exploitation, and the most at risk are girls.

Right, this probably isn’t the time or place for Brandon Flowers jokes (or for Flowers to chew the scenery, natch). Darker fare than the band’s usual visual accompaniment.

You can get more info at UNICEF.

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