Sarah McLachlan - World On Fire

Why spend millions on a music video when you can make a very effective one for $15 and give the rest to humanitarian causes?

In this powerful video, Sarah McLachlan breaks down how the money would have been spent and how the money was spent:


In LA, catering for a one day shoot = $3000

But this time, $3000 has bought 10950 meals for street children in Calcutta
$5000 = cost of make-up and hair for one day or

$5000 = one years schooling for 145 girls in Afghanistan



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A complete list of Sarah's donations can be found here.

Most Expensive Music Videos:
"Scream" - Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson: $7,000,000
"Victory" - Puff Daddy: $2,700,000+
"Heartbreaker" - Mariah Carey: $2,500,000
"What's It Gonna Be" - Busta Rhymes: $2,400,000+
"Larger Than Life" - Backstreet Boys: $2,100,000+
"Bedtime Story" - Madonna: $2,000,000+
more expensive videos...

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