Fiona Apple has discussed ICE Arrests Video. Apple narrated a new short film about how to safely document and record U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrests, Vulture reports.
The video is made in partnership with We Have Rights, Brooklyn Defender Services, and WITNESS. Watch the video and find a Spanish-language version (narrated by activist Erika Andiola) below.
Apple discussed the short film in a new interview with Vulture’s Rachel Handler. “I think this video is absolutely essential,” Apple said. “When I was reading the script, I felt really lucky to be able to read it aloud and learn it. It’s such valuable information. Everybody can help out.”
Fiona Apple added:
I think so many people want to help and they don’t know how. They feel like they have no way of helping. But if you’ve got eyes, ears, a notepad, and a pencil, you can help. But you have to know the rules to be able to help. You might be trying to help and film an immigrant or their family member, and you end up hurting them. Just film the badges, the street signs. Or maybe you don’t make a copy of the film.
Or know that you need a six-digit pass code in order to exercise our Fifth Amendment right—we need to stop with the fingerprint and face recognition. Or [know] that you have to keep on filming. Don’t stop filming! And saving the unedited version so you can go back and see all the facts. It’s all such valuable information.
Getting that info and learning it, for me, at least, makes me feel equipped to help. At least I feel like a basic level of “OK, if something happened around me, I could be of use. I can take out my phone or use my mind and write things down. I can at least bear witness.”