El Sistema

El Sistema

Director: Paul Smaczny, Maria Stodtmeier Cast: José Antonio Abreu, Simón Bolivar Youth Orchestra

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Release Date: 10/27/2009
UPC: 0880242569547
Original Release: 2008
Rating: NR
Source: Euroarts
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:40:00
Sales rank: 51,984

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El Sistema 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This amazing documentary truly illustrates the power of music. I enjoyed learning how the El Sistema program gives hope to many impoverished young people in Venezuela. This social, music program teaches young people to play instruments (and sing) in the hopes of lifting them out of extreme poverty. El Sistema has experienced great success and has even branched out for children with disabilities. I highly recommend this film to music lovers, teachers, and people who enjoy learning about other cultures.
tdgAK More than 1 year ago
I am a musician here in Los Angeles and was fortunate to grow up in a time when we still had music in our public schools. Now my seven year old son wants to play Violin and the only way is for us to get him a provate teacher. Watching this film is very inspirational to me to try to find other avenues of music and art education for children in our communities. If they are able to achieve sch fantastic results in Venezuela, why shoudln't we be able to do something similar here in the United States the "richest country in the world"? Plus, we are fortunate enough now to have Gustavo Dudamel here with the L.A. Philharmonic! I wll definitely be taking my son to some children's performances this season! We will watch ths film together I am sure many times over. If you have a child near to you interested in making music, or if you love music yourself, I highly recommend this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago