Michael Moore, the man behind the controversial documentaries Bowling For Columbine and Roger & Me, has directed System Of A Down's new video for "Boom!." The video focuses on the February 15 peace rally in Los Angeles and features the band, armed with digital cameras, interviewing members of the large crowd. Speaking to MTV, frontman Serj Tankian said, "It was really cool walking up to people and asking them, 'What's the overwhelming emotion that brought you here today? Why did you feel you had to be here?,' and just seeing people tell their stories. We didn't think that the media has really portrayed the enormous aspect and the beauty of people on the street voicing their opinion." Serj has been an outspoken advocate of peace for some time.
Tankian's world music-leaning, experimental side project Serart, which pairs him with noted Armenian multi-instrumentalist Arto Tuncboyaciyan, will be released on April 22 through the singer's own Serjical Strike Records.
The video for System Of A Down's "Boom!" is currently in postproduction.