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Dudamel: Let the Children Play (2010)

Gustavo Dudamel, the amazingly gifted Venezuelan conductor, entirely educated in "El Sistema", leads this journey through the stories of some of the young people who are experiencing the ... See full synopsis »

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Gustavo Dudamel, the amazingly gifted Venezuelan conductor, entirely educated in "El Sistema", leads this journey through the stories of some of the young people who are experiencing the joy of music in the most diverse and contrasting corners of the world.

Filmed in seven different countries, "DUDAMEL: Let the Children Play" is an opportunity to glimpse the world of Gustavo Dudamel: orchestras, conducting, and the importance of art as a hopeful path to face the educational crisis worldwide.

"DUDAMEL: Let the Children Play" is a story of hope for the future unfolding right now.

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An Inspiring and Wonderful Film
19 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

We here at Indie Friendlie really love this compelling and informative film.

Gustavo Dudamel, music director for the LA Philharmonic, is a champion of Venezuela's "La Systema", the public music program that provides students with classical music instruments and instructions. What's more interesting is the fact that he's also a product of the now-global program.

This film, expertly shot and well-paced, is a joy to watch because it's not Dudamel who is the star of the film: it's the children.

These children, from the high rise apartment buildings in Tokyo to the drug-war ravaged villages of Colombia, find self-esteem and purpose in learning to play an instrument and be a part of an orchestra.

Don't worry that you don't know anything about classical music. Just listen to what "the dude" has to say, and watching the children come to life as a result of this remarkable program.


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