• ‘Blind On A Galloping Horse’ • This video was created by Douglas Hart for David Holmes’ album title track.


David’s shares his thoughts and a poem:

The idea for this film came about after my friend & comrade Adam Broomberg Artist & Activist co-founder of the NGO artists + allies x Hebron with the human rights defender Issa Amro who is based in Hebron. Adam got in touch about creating a visual piece to my song ‘Blind on a Galloping Horse’ , featuring his friend Issa Amro and his daily struggles with the Israeli state and IDF. From this simple idea another friend , the brilliant film-maker and activist Douglas Hart came onboard and created this very special film based on a couple of very open conversations about what we are trying to say and why the song itself tells many stories to many. Huge thank you to both Adam & Douglas. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity to collaborate with 2 great artists on such a worthy cause.

Below is a poem David I read for the Amos Trust Charity at Union Chapel in London and is very much linked to my Humanity as An Act of Resistance broadcast series on Ntsradio.


Humanity as an Act of Resistance

Humanity As an Act of Resistance 

You killed their dreams 

but not their memories 

You slaughter children 

still in their Nurseries 

I stand before you 

I don’t have a pittance 

just my Humanity as an Act of Resistance 

You shelled the mosques 

claiming mothers and fathers 

You blew up the hospitals 

Killing Nurses & Doctors 

I stand before you 

with no more forgiveness 

just with my Humanity as an Act of Resistance 

You slaughtered our poets , 

journalists & artists , 

educators, library’s and publishing houses

Your cowardice is bottomless 

While armed to the back teeth 

you raze cemeteries of numbers

bloodied flour for a wreath 

You ploughed stolen land

crushing bodies with tanks

Nearly breaking our spirits

arms funded by yanks 

You pulled out the heart

while it was still beating 

as mothers rock parcels 

while they are still bleeding 

You took aim at aid 

& shot down human rights 

No bakeries No bread 

Starving babies now dead 

Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it 

Memories quite visibly 

shaping the present 

Oppression produces 

acute mental illness 

but up Rises 

Humanity as an Act of Resistance