Joe’s Violin

Joe’s Violin

Director: Kahane Cooperman

Screening time: 11.04.2017. 21:15

Screening location: Kino Europa

Runtime: 24 min

Awards: Awards Winner of Audience Award at the Milwaukee Film Festival, USA, 2016 Winner of Audience Award at the Montclair Film Festival, USA, 2016 Winner of Best Short at the Nantucket Film Festival, USA, 2016 Winner of Audience Award and Jury Award at Lighthouse International Film Festival, USA, 2016 Winner of Director’s Choice Award at Gold Coast International Film Festival, USA, 2016 Previous Festivals WORLD PREMIERE, Tribeca Film Festival, USA, 2016, INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE, Hot Docs Film Festival, Canada, 2016, Docaviv International Film Festival 2016, Nantucket Film Festival 2016, AFI Docs Film Festival Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam – IDFA

Synopsis:

In this award-winning documentary short, a 91-year-old Holocaust survivor donates his violin of 70 years to a local instrument drive, changing the life of a 12-year-old school girl from America’s poorest congressional district, and unexpectedly, his own. Joe’s Violin poignantly illuminates how the power of music brings light in the darkest of times and how a small act can have a great impact connection people across generations and cultures.

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