Premiering March 4 at 11:00 a.m PT
We Hold These Truths is a musical and cinematic triptych featuring composer Tamar-kali's setting of three iconic poems from the turn of the 20th century through the Harlem Renaissance: Paul Laurence Dunbar's "We Wear the Mask," Langston Hughes's "I, Too" and Claude McKay's "If We Must Die."
A striking new film by dream hampton (director of the Peabody-winning and Emmy-nominated film Surviving R. Kelly), We Hold These Truths stands as both an affirmation of wonder and joy, as well as a testimony to the vigil kept for the full realization of liberty.
The voices of these poets, raised in the past, echo through generations in a modern-day landscape where the watch continues.
If you prefer to watch this digital short on your Smart TV just follow one of these suggestions:
- Connect your device to your TV with an HDMI cable
- Watch from your Smart TV web browser: just enter LAOpera.org/Truths
- On Roku and AppleTV download the Youtube app and search for “LA Opera We Hold These Truths”
- Mirror your smart device's screen to your TV by following these instructions: Apple or Android