I was 6 when this song came out. I watched with my eyes wide open without blinking so I wouldn’t miss a thing. I felt so much power and energy through this video. That was the first time I realized my path in life. Micheal wrote and composed it. He used his fame for something good, now he is gone but his lesson lives on. 17 years later we are still fighting the same fight, this time I think Earth is ready to be loved again.
The video was filmed in four geographic regions. The first location was the Amazon Rainforest, where a large part was destroyed a week after the video’s completion. Natives of the region appeared in the video and were not actors. The second scene was a war zone in Karlovac, Croatia, with famous Serbian-born Croatian actor Slobodan Dimitrijević and the residents of the area. The third location was Tanzania, which incorporated scenes of illegal poaching and hunting into the video. No animals were harmed in the making of the “Earth Song”, as the footage came from documentary archives. However, a poacher killed an elephant within a mile of the shot. The final location was in Warwick, New York, where a safe forest fire was simulated in a corn field.