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Tocar y luchar (2006)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 20 March 2007 (USA)
To Play and To Fight 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 ... See full summary »


Alberto Arvelo (as Alberto Arvelo Mendoza)


Alberto Arvelo (as Alberto Arvelo Mendoza), Carlos Díaz
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Credited cast:
Claudio Abbado Claudio Abbado ... Himself - Interviewee
Jose Antonio Abreu Jose Antonio Abreu ... Himself - Interviewee
Daniel Arias Daniel Arias ... Himself - Interviewee / Violoncello
Joyce Blanco Joyce Blanco ... Herself - Interviewee / Viola
Mark Churchill Mark Churchill ... Himself - Interviewee
Daniel Coronado Daniel Coronado ... Himself - Interviewee / Trumpet
Gustavo Dudamel ... Himself - Interviewee / Conductor
Johnny Gomez Johnny Gomez ... Himself - Interviewee
Kenneth Jones Kenneth Jones ... Himself - Interviewee / Violin
Ronny Marcano Ronny Marcano ... Himself - Interviewee / Trumpet
Eduardo Marturet Eduardo Marturet ... Himself - Interviewee
Eduardo Mendez Eduardo Mendez ... Himself - Interviewee
Simon Rattle Simon Rattle ... Himself - Interviewee / Conductor
Lila Rivas Lila Rivas ... Herself - Interviewee / Violin
Edicson Ruiz Edicson Ruiz ... Himself - Interviewee / Bass


To Play and To Fight 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 system has become one of the most important and beautiful social phenomena in modern history. The documentary portrays 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, To Play and To Fight is an inspirational story of courage, determination, ambition, and love showing us that... only those who dream can achieve the impossible. Written by Anonymous

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interesting but...
7 November 2006 | by kyuketsuki-1See all my reviews

It was a good idea to make this documentary about the hard labor with the orchestras in Venezuela, to show how big and hard was to make the project and all the years it took to see the results, now days the Venezuelan orchestra it's really famous and many Latinamerican countries are imitating the project.

The problem with this film it's the realization, I mean, the technical part it's bad, the edition has some serious problems, you can see a scene and then they cut it and put another in a rough way, same with the sound that sometimes don't let you hear the interviews so well, the cameras are moving all the time with not so good angles... that was the problem with this film, good idea, interesting but not so well done...

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