Music video by Dalhousie University students gets web traction
A music video by the Dal Student Union gets 10,000 YouTube hits in 6 days.
Students are protesting the high tuition and their high student debt in Nova Scotia.
Back in the 1960s, we protested at Dal but it was over nuclear war, racial discrimination and Vietnam. Times have changed.
The video says they cannot afford the debt since the jobs aren’t out there that pay them when they graduate.
Are they spoiled iPhone users or truly impoverished students? Whatever the answer, the video is funny and entertaining.
“Nova Scotian students pay well above the national average for tuition, and their debt level is the highest in the country. Tell the government that your finances are already on life support. Visit www.tappedout.ca to take action.”
Directed by Dillon Garland
Produced by Dalhousie Student Union
Executive Producer: Richard Clark
Cinematography by Mitch Bank
Edited by Dillon Garland
Song by IGA
Song recorded at The Music Room by Tyler Myalls
Cuddles the cute puppy.
A special thank you to those who held up signs showing their student debt and to all the students who volunteered to appear in the Student Poverty Video.