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TO PLAY AND TO FIGHT
dir. Alberto Arvelo
Venezuela, 2006, 70 minutes

2008 Latin American Film Festival
Auditorium, 395 Wellington St., Saturday, March 29, 2008, 9:00 pm
Play presents the captivating story of the Venezuelan Youth Orchestra System - an incredible network of hundreds of orchestras formed within most of Venezuela's towns and villages. Once a modest program designed to expose rural children to the wonders of music. The documentary follows the inspirational stories of world class musicians trained by the Venezuelan system, including the Berlin Philharmonic's youngest player Edicson Ruiz and world renowned conductor Gustavo Dudamel. With interviews with many of the world's most celebrated musicians including the great tenor Placido Domingo, Claudio Abbado, Sir Simon Rattle, Guiseppe Sinopoli, and Eduardo Mata.