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2 Short Films
United States | 2016 | 24 min | English | Kahane Cooperman
In this award-winning documentary short, a 91-year-old Holocaust survivor donates his violin of 70 years to a local instrument drive, changing the life of a 12- year-old school girl from America’s poorest congressional district, and unexpectedly, his own. Joe’s Violin poignantly illustrates how a small act can have a great impact. Shortlisted for the Academy Awards 2017.
Asia Pacific Premiere
In Search of Perfect Consonance
Hong Kong | 2016 | 39 min |English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese| Ruby Yang
Twenty-five years ago, China was at war with Vietnam, the Chinese and the Japanese were at loggerheads and relations across the Taiwan Strait were frosty. Against this historical backdrop Oscar® winner Ruby Yang profiles the Asian Youth Orchestra, established with the aim of connecting the region’s young people through music. As we watch the budding musicians of today’s Asia learn to work together, we are reminded of the higher ideals that music inspires..
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