Sometimes as humans, we don’t understand the next person’s problem until we’re forced to deal with the same exact issues head on. For World Refugee Day, Alicia Keys took it upon herself to speak on the refugee and immigration crisis that has hurt more people in American history than it’s helped.

In the film, Keys plays a mother of two in a bizarre, war-torn Los Angeles neighborhood. Mom Alicia tries to change the morning conversation from the blaring news reports of an air strike, before being forced to make attempts to move her family to placid Mexico.

The film is poignant in that it really puts you in the othre side’s shoes. These refugees are not the sad, brown-faced people we’ve seen fleeing Syria in their hijabs, burkas, and turbans. Rather it’s the everyday American faces, who are otherwise the refugee lawmakers in this country, that are quite literally running for their lives.

“I was stunned when I learned that there are more refugees living in the world today than at any other point in history, and half of them are children,” Keys said in press release. “Creating this film really allowed us to imagine, what if we were the refugees? What if we were the ones torn from the arms of our families and loved ones? How would it feel if this were happening to us?”

Watch “Let Me In” below.