This Young Libyan Filmmaker Made A Genius Video Showing Why Boycotting Companies Actually Makes A Difference

People online are praising the poignant way this young Libyan filmmaker was able to capture the impact of boycotting companies such as McDonald's, Starbucks and Coca-Cola.

A video by a young Libyan filmmaker showing the impact of boycotting companies has gone viral, with people praising the genius way he showed how small individual actions can make a big difference.

“The story started after we saw the destruction and the gory videos of our Palestinians brothers,” 23-year-old Mohammed Alnaas told Almost. “I felt like we should do something about it.”

Alnaas said he and his friends then came up with the idea of tracing the journey of two Tunisian dinars.

“I liked this idea a lot, and as a filmmaker, I saw the potential it holds,” he said.

The video starts with a young man, played by Alnaas, paying two Tunisian dinars to buy a can of Pepsi at a convenience store.

It then traces the journey of the two dinars as it makes its way from the store to a corporate office before eventually ending up in the hands of a weapons manufacturer.

The weapons manufacturer checks the money is good before making a missile that is later dropped by a military plane on an area with civilians, including a little girl.

The video ends with a powerful image of a man holding a little girl as she stares into the missile coming down on them in slow motion before screen fades to black and the word “Boycott” appears on screen.

Alnaas’ video has since gone viral, gaining millions of views across several social media platforms.

People online are praising the poignant way that Alnaas was able to capture the impact of boycotting companies such as McDonald’s, Starbucks and Coca-Cola, which have been supporting and benefiting from Israel’s war on Gaza.

Alnaas said he never expected his video to go that viral, adding that the responses have been extremely positive.

“I would hope for my people to become more independent and therefore more powerful and start making their own local brands,” he said.

“I also believe if there was an economic uprising it would actually save innocent lives,” he added.

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