Sunlight Around the Corner: The Golden Sparrow, is an experimental narrative short film inspired by the lives of the front-line community health workers, battling inequitable conditions long before COVID-19. These women work in some of the most economically and racially marginalized neighborhoods in the United States, in Richmond, Virginia.
The film was conceptualized to personify these stories and activated by several art forms. Using the interpretive movements by the Cuban dancer Daylin Martinez, she embodied the struggles, pains, joys and triumphs of those women just by listening to their words, before any music was composed. The deep rich voice of the Canadian Nigerian singer Yetunde Ajasin narrates their stories. The music amplifies the dialogue in between these elements, combining sounds and rhythms of the African Diaspora such as Yoruba, Palo Monte, Blues and the ethnic-mysterious Arara.