Oryx and Crake, a novel by Margaret Atwood, visits real-life analogues in an unforgettable journey. Husband and wife Ryan Peoples and Rebekah Goode-Peoples of Atlanta’s Oryx & Crake also embark on the sort of journeys that weld reality and imagination in a blistered, honest capacity.
“The World Will Take Care of Me,” by Oryx & Crake’s Ryan Peoples, Rebekah Goode-Peoples, Matt Jarred, Kieth Huff, Karyn Lu and Erich Netherton, was made by a group who teach at-risk youth the basics of film skills. The kids who worked on and acted in the video come from non-profits that deal with abused or neglected children, kids struggling with mental health issues and kids who have experienced homelessness.
“We had the opportunity to collaborate with re:imagine/ATL and The Green Room to make a video for ‘The World Will Take Care of Me,’ says Rebekah Goode-Peoples. “The non-profit music video camp brought together young people from Atlanta with extremely diverse backgrounds to create a video from concept to final edit. Our son, Sebastian, was lucky enough to attend the camp, and helped his team to come up with everything from the concept to the final edit.”
For a video to tackle such depths in both lyrical and humanitarian regards, Oryx & Crake take a stake in something much bigger than 21st century ambivalence. According to re:Imagine/ATL:
“It was incredible to have our own kid reimagine a song that is really personal to us and to collaborate with a magical group of young people who were so eager and ready to learn and create,” says Rebekahn Goode-Peoples.
Watch the video above for “The World Will Take Care of Me,” by Oryx & Crake. You’ll be glad you did.