Punk rockers Rise Against teamed up with the It Gets Better Project to make a music video for their song “Make It Stop (September’s Children).” The video was directed by Marc Klasfeld and shot in Chicago, IL at vocalist Tim McIlrath’s old high school.
“A number of events were the catalyst for the creation of ‘Make It Stop,’ everything from the suicides in September 2010, to our own fans voicing their fears and insecurities from time to time,” said McIlrath in a press statement. “I decided to create the song as a response, and when I discovered the It Gets Better campaign and [It Gets Better Project co-founder] Dan Savage’s commitment to such an important and concise message, I was moved. I immediately felt that if our song is the road, then the It Gets Better campaign is the destination. I hope the synergy between the two can reach people and make a difference.”
Check out the music video below, as well as some behind-the-scenes footage.