In the eccentric and thought-provoking music video for “Borders” by M.I.A., the artist dares to challenge the status quo by highlighting the perilous journey of refugees. From the moment the screen flickers to life, M.I.A. and a sea of asylum-seekers are seen scaling barbed wire fences, crammed onto rickety boats, and trudging through murky waters. As the hypnotic beats pulsate, M.I.A. effortlessly spits out lyrics that question societal norms and global issues.