When filmmaker Krystal Kiran Garib heard about the tragic killing of Simon Fraser University student Maple Batalia, she knew she had to do something about it. In September 2011, Batalia, a 19-year-old model and actress, was shot to death in a campus parking lot.
So she set to work on a five-minute film, “Thy Beauty’s Doom,”based on Sonnets 14 and 66 by William Shakespeare, and inspired by the paintings and artwork of, and dedicated to, Maple Batalia.
“It was such a tragic and unnecessary thing that has happened,” Garib told Global News. ““I really wanted to make the type of film that she would want to be part of.”
The film‘s original soundtrack will be for sale on iTunes, with proceeds going to theMaple Batalia Memorial Fund.
All sales/proceeds of this song go to the Maple Batalia Memorial Award & Bursary.
Download ‘Forever Gone – Maple’s Song’ here to contribute to Maple’s cause: