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El Sistema / Dudamel, Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra [Blu-Ray]

Album Summary

>Various : Work(s)
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

'El Sistema' shows how Venezuelan visionary Jose Antonio Abreu has changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of children over the past three decades. This lyrical and moving documentary takes us from the rubbish dumps and barrios of Caracas to the world's finest concert halls. Children from streets dominated by the gun battles of gang warfare are taken into music schools, given access to music, and taught through the model of the symphony orchestra how to build a better society. Paul Smaczny and Maria Stodtmeier's film finds hope and joy in unlikely places. (Blu-Ray format: will not play in standard DVD players).

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 109 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese


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This amazing documentary truly illustrates the power of music. I enjoyed learning how the El Sistema program gives hope to many impoverished young people in Venezuela. This social, music program teaches young people to play instruments (and sing) in the hopes of lifting them out of extreme poverty. El Sistema has experienced great success and has even branched out for children with disabilities. I highly recommend this film to music lovers, teachers, and people who enjoy learning about other cultures.
Submitted on 02/16/10 by Joy 
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Works Details

>Various : Work(s)
  • Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel
  • Ensemble: Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra