This year, Encounters Film Festival 2008 is putting special emphasis on music in film. Hey, with a lineup that includes a Joy Division film and puts the spotlight on Cameroonian hip hop, this one’s perfectly suited to Crossover Music month on Overtone.
Encounters Film Festival 2008
?Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.? – Jimi Hendrix.
?… often I can’t listen to music. It acts on my nerves. It makes one want to say a lot of sweet nonsense and stroke the heads of people who live in a filthy hell-hole, and yet can create such beauty.” – Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov (Lenin)
Music is a constant companion to human endeavour and exists everywhere a person would give voice to his/her spirit. Whether we are working, playing, or fighting, celebrating life, or mourning, there is music that expresses how we feel and accompanies us in our efforts. Like in previous years, Encounters looks at different genres of music, ranging from Hip Hop in Cameroon and South Africa, to classical music, takes its audience to post-war Manchester, that inspired the lads that would become famous as Joy Division, showcases specific instruments such as the Mbira in Zimbabwe and observes the making of a very special instrument, a Steinway grand piano.
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