Carlos Andres Toro and Daniel Bernard Roumain

Premiered Friday, June 12, 2020, 7 PM – watch below

Responding to the realities of creating as people of color during these unprecedented times, multimedia artist Carlos Andres Toro and composer/violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain collaborate on a live-streamed cinematic journey in film and in sound. As two proud sons of immigrant families of the diaspora between island nations and North America, Toro and Roumain marry their complex, fluid creative practices into a singular, seamless collaboration. Combining bold, dramatic imagery with a string and beat-based score, “Requiem for the Living, In Color” addresses the realities of living in modern-day America, where the inherent worth of black and brown bodies and souls requires impassioned pleas for their basic humanity to be recognized. This collaborative performance reveals life, loss, and an enduring legacy of hope.

A PVDFest project – Curated by FirstWorks
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