Synopsis by Tracie Cooper
Originally filmed in an effort to raise funding for AIDS programs (and broadened to benefit the survivors of September 11, 2001), a variety of musical artists joined for a rendition of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On." Politically active regulars Bono, Wyclef Jean, and Michael Stipe are among the talent, which also includesJennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Queen Latifah, Justin Timberlake, and others. This production goes behind the scenes to offer interested parties an in-depth look at the emotion and work involved in recreating Gaye's anthem to suit more recent events and musical tastes.
activism, AIDS, musician, record [phonographic], singer