Elegy For Those We Lost is a memorial video honouring 51 individuals lost to COVID; each with a life abruptly ended, plans and dreams left unfulfilled, and a family left behind. A grandparent, a mother, a father, a sibling or a child left grieving, often alone.
These family members shared their stories of loss, love and pain with us; Elegy is also about them. The United States has exceeded 500,000 COVID deaths. The magnitude of the loss and tragedy is impossible to comprehend. And so we take a moment to look at 51 individuals lost to COVID, acknowledge and celebrate their life, and remember them.
Dir. Esther Shubinski - 9min - 2021 -USA - Music by Aaron Jay Kernis
"Behind every picture, there is a life, a story, a face, a name." Esther Shubinski, UCLA School of Theatre Film and Television http://ow.ly/bmSZ50Efa3w
"I strived to create music to counterpoint this terrible time and honour the dead" Aaron Jay Kernis, WQXR-FM http://ow.ly/aXXV50Efa5M