Lin-Manuel Miranda produces music video of ‘Hamilton’ track detailing immigrant experience
“Hamilton” Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and action film auteur Robert Rodriguez teamed up on this thought-provoking music video about the American immigrant experience, directed by Tomas Whitmore of Diktator.
The powerful clip, for the track “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)” off “The Hamilton Mixtape” album, highlights the oft-overlooked contributions of U.S. immigrants. It depicts, one by one, individuals singing and rapping about being the invisible, unacknowledged pillars fueling the country, as they boldly march through various tableaux — a sweatshop, a butchery, a hospital, a kitchen, a subway car.
“We’re America’s ghostwriters — the credit’s only borrowed,” declares Mexican-American hip-hop artist Snow Tha Product, in one of the tune’s most cogent lyrics.
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