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Video: Karim Sulayman — I trust you


Karim Sulayman is an Arab-American tenor from Chicago. Ten days after the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Sulayman teamed up with filmmaker Meredith Kaufman Younger to perform a trust experiment. Watch this silent video (set to Sulayman singing Sinead O’Connor’s “In this Heart”) as Sulayman stands blindfolded outside Trump International Hotel in Central Park West in New York City and asks strangers to trust him.

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Karim Sulayman conducts an experiment.

6 comments on “Video: Karim Sulayman — I trust you

  1. Anne Mcneill
    March 15, 2017

    Thank you, we as a nation need to see this!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. anisioluiz2008
    March 14, 2017

    Reblogged this on O LADO ESCURO DA LUA.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. melpacker
    March 14, 2017

    I don’t think I want to meet the people who can watch this without having tears in their eyes.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vox Populi
      March 14, 2017

      Thanks for saying this, Mel. I cried all the way through it…


  4. david ades
    March 14, 2017

    I’ve shared this one on Facebook…



    Liked by 1 person

    • Vox Populi
      March 14, 2017

      Thanks, David. I love this video — a lovely visual poem set to music.


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