If someone were to share a video with you and tell you that it was inspired by a school shooting and was about ending gun violence, let's be honest: there's a good chance you wouldn't watch it. With so much sadness and tragedy in our lives, it's understandable why you wouldn't want to spend a few minutes viewing anything that would just make you feel sadder.
But, please, trust us when we say this video is different. This video is inspiring, joyful, and those watching it are sure to feel empowered and uplifted.
Featuring more than 130 dancers between the ages of seven and 17, it's an emotional yet elevating music video for Sia's "Enough!" – which was written after students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School attended a ballet performance to honour a fallen peer who had been a dancer.
"In a world too often divided by words, the goal of this piece is to offer an inspiring bi-partisan message through dance that could motivate more effectively than any rhetoric," said ballet dancers Robbie Fairchild and Exra Hurwitz, who produced the video.
The video ends with the deeply unsettling statistics surrounding the three million American children who experience gun violence each year, but the overall message is one of hope that we can all stand proudly behind.