"Red Flag Day" (Surf Video) [03:15]
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“Red Flag Day” is a video put together by U2 in conjunction with the World Surf League. The video made its debut at the end of the first hour of the #24HoursofReality *Click link to view streaming information), a social media broadcast aimed at raising awareness of climate change. The 24 hours of programming features information about climate change, and special guests such as 5 Seconds of Summer, Foo Fighters, Harrison Ford, The Lumineers, Moby, Hans Zimmer and more. Each of the 24 hours of programming was broken up into segments, and the U2 video debuted at the end of hour 1, “United States: Momentum in the face of challenge” and ran into the start of hour 2, “Canada: Rallying against a Changing Climate”.
The video was produced in collaboration with the World Surf League, and features images of people surfing, set to “Red Flag Day”. The video features footage from around the world including footage from Jeffreys Bay, South Africa, Praia Do Norte, Nazare, Portugal, and footage from Māʻili Beach Park, Hawaii. Also included is footage of surfer Stephanie Gilmore after her win at Oi Rio Pro which is held at Saquarema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
This video is the 20th listed video for the Songs of Experience album, although a number of those have been remixes of already existing video footage. “You’re the Best Thing About Me,” “American Soul,” “Get Out of Your Own Way,” “Love is Bigger Than Anything in its Way” and “The Blackout” have all had videos released at this point from the album.
WSL CEO Sophie Goldschmidt said, “We are very proud to collaborate with U2 in the making of this video, and to support Al Gore for “24 hours of Reality”. It is critical to continue to address the massive challenge of climate change, and to inspire action to make a difference. The WSL and our athletes take this issue incredibly seriously and for a huge audience to see them in some of the biggest waves across the world in this video, will hopefully galvanize even more people to take action for the good of our planet.”
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