Slum Symphony, A – dir. Cristiano Barbarossa, 2009 – PREMIERE

date: 04/08/2011, time: 22:00, place: The Big Cinema, film program: music my love, artistic program: films
film program: the audience poll,

IT | 2009 | colour | 90 min
reż|dir Cristiano Barbarossa pro|pro Lorenzo Torraca and Cristiano Barbarossa, Verve Media Company sce|sc Cristiano Barbarossa zdj|ph Cristiano Barbarossa muz|mus Andrea Morricone mon|ed Max Sabini and Cristiano Travaglioli dys|dis Verve Media Company

A quarter of a million kids from Venezuela’s most violent and poor neighbourhoods spend six afternoons a week intensively studying classical music. Filmmaker Cristiano Barbarossa follows five of them over five years through a radical social project (Sistema Nacional de Orquestas Juveniles e Infantiles de Venezuela) in which children and teenagers, often living in unthinkable circumstances, are given the chance to change their lives through music.

2010 Golden Globe of the Foreign Press Association in Italy – nomination in category Best Documentary
2010 Roma Fiction Fest – Best International Documentary
2010 Special Event at Rio International Film Festival
2010 Premiere at Prix Italia, Torino
2011 Premio Internazionale Flaiano – Best Documentary

DIRECTOR | Cristiano Barbarossa (1968)
Writer and director of documentary movies. Born in Rome in 1968, and raised between Italy and Venezuela. From 1991 he worked as a production assistant and producer, in the documentary and film industry. Working for RAITRE he made Salute, Cuba (2001), Bananas, Iraq: The Truth Denied, about Iraq before and after the war. Allegro Crescendo – A Slum Symphony is his first feature length documentary.