...And Music

Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  75 min.
Release Date: May 1, 2009 (limited)

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It's the first day of classes. The pupils of Sacré Cœur elementary school in Sherbrooke are getting ready to embark on a very special adventure: they're going to learn French, math, history ...And Music.

Filmmaker Michel Lam documents this unique experience over an entire school year. Returning to the place where he himself learned piano and cello, he trains his camera on three children in particular, recording the events of each day without narration or commentary except for brief interview excerpts. We discover how learning music structures these young minds, developing their sensibilities as well as their curiosity, sense of autonomy and emotional intelligence.

Director: Michel Lam
Studio: National Film Board of Canada
Producer(s): Patricia Bergeron

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