Being in the thick of the plastic factories, liquor markets, abandoned homes, and hidden history we travelled by canoe to the last natural island located between Burlington NJ, and Philadelphia. This was the last piece of land that was not yet destroyed completely by industrialization and corporations. There were many political issues surrounding this island, and many wanted to demolish it and rebuild their visions, some even said they would create it into a golf course, or resort of some kind. As I was walking on the island I was told that there used to be a theme park on the island, and homes. There were many things left behind, old, rusted, forgotten and thriving with history. As I wandered around the deserted island I wondered why nobody was thinking about the true beauty of a natural environment such as Burlington Island. Without maintained nature what would happen to our agriculture, and natural resources? Animals wouldn't be able to live, and we would live in a very ugly place. I remembered how important it was to fight for things you believe in, and never give up trying to make a difference in the community, especially when it comes to keeping natural habitats, and historical landmarks maintained properly and alive such as Burlington Island.
On my journey in the East I had the pleasure of meeting some energetic souls from Philly & Boston known as WAR TWINS (originally called 'Little War Twins', and founded by singer/songwriter Gaetana Brown and drummer/producer James Grey. ) This experience of helping them create their music video for 'Mother Pulls' was a truly mind opening and magical moment in time. We were all inspired by the message and energy of Burlington Island, and decided to film most of the video there. We also shot in different locations such as a collaborative art space I was a part of in Burlington NJ, traveling to New York City, and exploring the streets Beverly NJ.
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