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Wide Open Sky (2015)

Wide Open Sky follows the heart-warming story of an outback Australian children's choir. Chronicling their journey from auditions to end-of-year concert, the trials of trying to run a ... See full summary »

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Lisa Nicol

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Lisa Nicol
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Wide Open Sky follows the heart-warming story of an outback Australian children's choir. Chronicling their journey from auditions to end-of-year concert, the trials of trying to run a children's choir in a remote and disadvantaged region are revealed. Here, sport is king and music education is non-existent. Despite this, choir mistress Michelle has high expectations. She wants to teach the children contemporary, original, demanding music. It becomes clear for the children to believe in themselves, they all need someone who believes in them. Set against a landscape of devastating beauty, Wide Open Sky is a moving portrait of the fragile world of possibility that is childhood and reminds us why no child, anywhere, should grow up without music. Written by Anonymous

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14 April 2016 (Australia) See more »

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A quintessential view of rural Australia
29 June 2015 | by kbr-14283See all my reviews

Wide Open Sky is a beautiful, poignant movie that tells a great story of a choir master and the youth of remote Australia as they excel beyond expectations. These stories are rarely captured with such sensitivity and intelligence. I am not an expert on large screen techniques. All I can say is that the atmosphere,the movement, the techniques, pure youthful voices and the story lines gel together to reflect the gentle but harsh realities of isolation in Western NSW, Australia. The movie captures Australian space gently and respectfully in ways I have not seen. A viewer will be challenged to change their career, seek to support the choir master as the youth meet her high expectations.


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