The #MannequinChallenge has taken over the Internet, with high school students, NFL teams and Beyoncé on camera frozen as Rae Sremmurd's "Black Beatles" plays in the background. Still, even competing with mega stars, this video of the #MannequinChallenge highlighting police violence comes out on top.
The minute-long short film recreates the horrifying cop-involved killings of Black men and women, including Philando Castile, Sandra Bland and Alton Sterling.
The video, made in part with the upcoming film “Black in Blue,” was directed by famed Vine star Simone Shepard.
“Black Lives Matter is an issue that’s important to me,” she told TIME. “I felt that it was important to make sure that people didn’t forget those moments using this very viral movement that’s happening with the mannequin challenge.”
Watch the powerful video below.
#mannequinchallenge for "Black in Blue" The Movie @blackinbluefilm_ We will continue to Stand for justice and create change through our Art. To be apart of our movement and help create change, you can contribute to the indiegogo campaign CLICK THE LINK IN BIO on @blackinbluefilm_ #Blackinbluefilm #blacklivesmatter #artreflectsreality #contribute #share #repostlink Concept by @sixeight215 @kevalenaeverett @_toddanthony Directed by @simoneshepherd Audio sequence by @kingKeraun Starring @torreihart @rawswagger @tonybakercomedy @scottstpatrick @sabrinarevelle @ritzjwill