R.A.W. Tuba

Director: Darren Durlach, Dave Larson
Producer(s): Darren Durlach and David Larson
28 min | Baltimore and Albuquerque

This film is about a Baltimore child who experienced intermittent homelessness but went on to become a world-class symphony musician and professor. As a child, Richard Antoine White (R.A.W.) slept wherever he could, sometimes in abandoned rowhomes where he was chewed on by rats during his sleep. Now in his 40s, he still has the scars across his abdomen. But despite enormous challenges, he went on to become the first African American in the world to receive a Doctorate in Music for Tuba Performance.

Finalist | Documentary Short, SIMA 2020