Set in the sprawling suburbs of Valencia (Venezuela), The Children Of Las Brisas is a poetic and observational documentary capturing the struggle and transformation of a group of young musicians striving for a better life through classical music. This 1 x 90″/60″ film narrated by the children and their families and filmed over the course of five years, is an intimate portrait of the dedication, the risks and pitfalls of following a dream whilst being in the clutches of poverty.
In the late 70’s a small but influential group of musical thinkers started a programe that would become the international phenomenon known as El Sistema (The System). The programe consists of rigorous musical training and gives children with no opportunities the chance to become musicians.
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