Keith Kenniff | The Last Survivor (mp3)
by Keith Kenniff
The Last Survivor is a character-based, feature-length documentary film that follows the lives of survivors of four different genocides – The Holocaust, Rwanda, Darfur, and Congo – as we witness their struggle to make sense of tragedy by working to educate motivate and promulgate a civic response to mass atrocity crimes.
Composer Keith Kenniff (also known by both his Helios and Goldmund monikers) teamed up with directors Michael Kleiman and Michael Pertnoy to create a score that would follow the four main characters through their own uniquely personal tragedies and triumphs. The music itself acts an extension of the characters' inward journey as they deal with death, redemption and new beginnings. Employing a wide range of sounds and instrumentation, the pieces range from achingly beautiful piano-led compositions to ambient string passages and haunting synth drones as Kenniff creates a score that is as contemplative and diverse as the characters and their experiences.