VIDEO: Kaiser Chiefs’ Leeds homecoming to send out strong message

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Leeds rockers Kaiser Chiefs are heading back to the city next week and are screening an Amnesty-made human rights film as part of their tour.

The Chiefs are set to play at the city’s First Direct Arena on Saturday, March 4 as they bring the curtain down on their spring tour.

And during the performance there will be a short film played, appealing for people to recognise and respect human rights.

The short film, entitled ‘Make Some Noise’, poses a series of questions, including “Do you think we need to build more walls?” and “Do you think people in power should tell the truth?”

In October, the band supported a campaign calling on the UK Government to do more to respond to the plight of civilians in Aleppo.

A ‘Rally for Aleppo’ in central London saw hundreds of teddy bears laid at the gates of Downing Street to symbolise the desperate plight of children trapped in East Aleppo during a bombardment of the city by Syrian government and Russia forces.

Kaiser Chiefs, who are Ambassadors for Amnesty International UK, said: “We hope our fans will like this film and will relate to Amnesty’s core message.

“That is that we need to stand up for people under threat, whoever and wherever they are.”

Amnesty International UK’s Talent Producer Caitlin Birley said: “This is an inventive, entertaining and really stirring film which captures exactly what so many people are thinking these days: That human rights are under renewed threat and we need to make some noise about it.

“It’s great having Kaiser Chiefs’ support.

“This film is a brilliant way of capturing the current mood.”

To view the video, visit yep.co.uk.

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