In search of a concluding sequence for the film, Jacobsohn asked the artists to collaborate on an ambitious project: The mural that emerged is a remarkable 16-foot triptych finale.
James’s center panel is a rendering of a photograph by New York Times team photographer Sergey Ponomarev. His 2016 image is of Syrian refugees who are crossing the Mediterranean. Hugo’s outer panels are fashioned in the tradition of the Surrealists and Mexican muralists.
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