ABOUT THE SOUNDTRACK
The score for Split at the Root is a hybrid of acoustic and electronic elements, featuring strings (including Haydn on her own signature violin), guitars, and woodwinds combined with ambient textures and sound design. This intimate and sometimes anthemic tone heightens the audience’s sensitivity and connection to the stories unfolding onscreen. Haydn tapped guitarist Woody Aplanalp to be the featured soloist on the score.
ABOUT THE FILM
Split at the Root follows the intimate, emotional journey of mothers separated from their children at the U.S. border and the grassroots initiative that, against all odds, reunites those families. When a Guatemalan mother seeking asylum was separated from her kids under the Zero Tolerance Policy, a Facebook post by a mom in Queens coalesced into a movement as thousands of like-minded women across the US refused to stand by quietly, bringing about the organization: Immigrant Families Together.
ABOUT LILI HAYDN
GRAMMY winner Lili Haydn’s film composing career started as part of Hans Zimmer’s team and a fellowship with the Sundance Institute, which has since blossomed into scoring 18 feature films and documentaries. Haydn’s scores include the recent releases of Oscar winner Freida Mock’s documentary RUTH: Justice Ginsburg in Her Own Words, Oscar nominee Michele Ohayon’s Netflix documentary Strip Down Rise Up, and the hit Netflix series Ginny & Georgia. Haydn has also had a prolific solo career, including six critically acclaimed major label recordings and collaborations with legends such as Herbie Hancock, Sting, Jimmy Page & Robert Plant, the LA Philharmonic, and George Clinton’s P-Funk All Stars. In 2019, Haydn earned her first GRAMMY Award for Best New Age Album with her group Opium Moon.