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...And Music - Multilingual DVD ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB547681
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Language:  English, French
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2009
Running Time:  114:41
Closed Captions:  Yes

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It’s the first day of classes. The students at Sacré-Cœur primary school, in Sherbrooke, are about to experience an adventure that most children their age can’t even imagine. They will be learning French, math, history …and music. Filmmaker Michel Lam documents this unique experience over an entire academic year. Returning to the school where he himself learned piano and cello, he trains his camera lens on the journeys of three children, recording the events of each day without narration or commentary except for brief interview excerpts. We discover how learning about music in class structures these young minds, developing their sensibilities as well as their curiosity, sense of autonomy and emotional intelligence. A simultaneously gentle and powerful work that shows how arts teaching can do so much for children’s education and development.

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