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Small Wonders (1995)

 -  Documentary | Biography | Music  -  1995 (USA)
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A dedicated music teacher in East Harlem instructs a gaggle of underprivileged children in the art of the violin. In the climax, they play Carnegie Hall with some of the world's foremost ... See full summary »

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A dedicated music teacher in East Harlem instructs a gaggle of underprivileged children in the art of the violin. In the climax, they play Carnegie Hall with some of the world's foremost fiddlers. Written by Mike D'Angelo <mqd8478@is2.nyu.edu>

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When funding for the arts was cut, these kids and one great teacher decided to pull their own strings.


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Restorer of faith in the possibilities of public education
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No lover of children, of music, of this country, of life itself could fail to be moved and inspired by the love and care and passion evident in this film and the program which is its basis.


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