They Still Want to Kill Us

May 21, 2021

Premieres Tuesday, May 25 at 8 p.m.
Streaming through July 31

The UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center joins with a group of arts institutions across the nation to premiere the short film about a new aria by composer and activist Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR). Directed by filmmaker Yoram Savion, the film features mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges performing DBR’s new aria written to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.

DBR’s new work speaks truth to what transpired in 1921 at the Tulsa Race Massacre, an atrocity all but swept under the rug and deleted from history until recently. The FAC and their partner organizations are releasing the video on the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder as a commentary on our progress this last century on the issue of race and America’s treatment of Black life.

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