El Sistema, 2008
Join the Hispanic Professional Association of Tyler and ETSO for a special screening of the documentary El Sistema. Following the film, stay for a short Q&A and then join us down the street at Culture ETX for Venezuelan-inspired bites!
Venezuela's unique system of music education takes children from violent slums and turns some of them into world-class musicians. El Sistema shows how Venezuelan visionary Jose Antonio Abreu has changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of children over the past three decades. This lyrical and moving documentary takes us from the rubbish dumps and barrios of Caracas to the world's finest concert halls. Children from streets dominated by the gun battles of gang warfare are taken into music schools, given access to music, and taught through the model of the symphony orchestra how to build a better society.