From Madness To Music Official Trailer from Music in Common on Vimeo.
From Madness To Music is a documentary short produced by Music
in Common (MiC) and Beansprout Productions in association with the Pumpkin
Foundation. The film
follows the progression of Music in Common's roots as a backyard music jam
honoring the life of slain journalist Daniel Pearl to it's current work as a
non-profit organizations engaging youth of different faiths and cultures in
music and multimedia collaborations around the world.
film's release is a poignant and timely response to the world's imminent need
for change and healing during heightened tensions between faiths and
cultures. It is the organization's goal to raise awareness of the
powerful efforts being made to foster peace between the people of the world.
from 10 years of video archives recorded by volunteers, students, and
professionals, the story illustrates MiC's programs in action using the power
of music to bring people, in particular young people and those living in
conflict regions, together on common ground, where dialogue and deeper
understanding do lead to a change in attitudes and expectations. Through the voices and experiences of
participants, the film explores the perceptions and challenges facing youth in
conflicted communities in the U.S., Israel, and Palestine.
social and geographic landscapes change dramatically from Massachusetts to the Middle East, but the power of collaboration through music cannot hide from the lens.
Interviews with participants and with program leaders as well as a soundtrack
of moving student-produced songs lead the film to its affirmation that music
provides a strong foundation to build connections that can lead to positive
All Music in Common
student produced videos can be seen at www.youtube.com/MusicinCommon
updates, screenings, and information at www.facebook.com/FromMadnessToMusic
Music in Common, Inc.
is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen, empower, and
educate communities through the universal language of music.
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