We have some very exciting news to share from The Hidden Tears Project!  The Central Library in Los Angeles will be screening a demo of “Fabric“, the first segment of Shades of Red, on Saturday June 22 at 5:30 PM.  The screening is part of a larger event, Rights Night: 14th Amendment, in collaboration with the ACLU, #MeToo and Time’s Up.
Shades of Red is a Virtual Reality film that uses dance and real survivor testimonials to tell stories about women’s rights. The dancers move through different Shades of Red: fabric, water, powder, light and rose petals to talk about sexual assault, equal pay, LGBTQ rights and disabilities.
Photo credit: Hannah Benet
Dancer: Georgina Pazcoguin
The first chapter, “Fabric“, focuses on sexual assault and features narration from actress Alysia Reiner.
Shades of Red is the brainstorm of Jordan Marinov, choreographer and filmmaker, in partnership with Jason Gurvitz, filmmaker.  Marinov and Gurvitz co-founded the The Hidden Tears Project in 2016, a social impact film company that uses media to inspire and affect change.

 

Credits and contributions to the fabric piece also include Director Jenn Duong and Director of Photography Germano Saracco.

Heather Umberger is the VR Producer who, along with her team at Strange Reality, has been instrumental in developing immersive experiences and sensor-based hardware for the virtual environment.
Producer John Canning facilitated the motion capture work at Digital Domain.
Click here to learn more about Shades of Red
The evening’s events begin at 5:30 PM in the Mark Taper Auditorium of the Central Library in downtown Los Angeles, located at 630 W. 5th Street.
To learn more about Rights Night, click here