Fans Release 'Radiohead For Haiti' DVD To Raise Money For Oxfam, Band Approves
The fans/filmmakers have released a multi-cam (band-approved) video of the show made up of 24 tracks recorded by audience members. Although the concert is free to download, Radiohead has requested that viewers make a donation to Oxfam America.
“It was a SPECIAL show with a SPECIAL purpose – to raise badly needed funds for those who lived through the devastation,” said Radiohead filmmaker/fans. “And it seemed only appropriate that the DVD should carry on some of these goals. So on the behalf of our little team of three, I contacted the band/management to tell them about our project and asked to name a charity of their choice – so that those downloading the DVD could donate some money to it – however much they can (‘cause we trust Radiohead’s choices don’t we?). We were thrilled to hear that Radiohead supported our efforts and named Haiti to be the ‘beneficiary’ of such donations.”
This is a perfect example of how the power of collaboration can be used to create something both amazing and innovative. Good work, Radioheads.