Silence of the Strings: A Community Movement for Music

Silence of the Strings: A Community Movement for Music

Release date:

2002

Running time:

47.5 minutes

Formats:

Available on DVD

Closed Captioned:

Yes

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  • Audience level:
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Adult
  • General

When trustees in Victoria, BC cut a long-established and highly successful elementary school orchestra program to balance their budget, high school students took to the streets with a Save Our Strings program. These energetic students led a two-year battle, emerging not only as passionate artists, but as articulate, critical, self-empowered young leaders.

The initiative and problem-solving skills of these students, shown against the backdrop of a full, warm community of artists, make a formidable argument for the value of music in schools. The story illustrates that the creative, participatory approach of music class nurtures in students the abilities and passion they need to negotiate the greater world and even change it.

Discussion guide available for download here:

Strings_Discussion_Guide.pdf

Award(s): Bronze Plaque (Social Documentary), Columbus International Film Festival

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