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Amo Beethoven – (I Love Beethoven)

Venezuela. One cannot only hear with ones ears. Some people feel the sounds with their skin or with their hearts because their sense of hearing doesn’t function. In the Venezuelan city of Barquisimeto, deaf children not only learn how to play instruments, but also how to sing in sign language. The fact that the children do not hear voices is only one of the many handicaps when one lives at the edge of society. However, at the music school they discover a world that is open to each one of them.
The film observes the everyday lives and development of its protagonists in a precise and intimate way. Music as the way out and as a chance for those who practice it.

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  • Tbriker

    As a Deaf person who is fluent in American Sign Language, I find the different culture and language in this film very fascinating and enjoyable to observe.  However, I am frustrated by the focus on speaking, hearing, and sounds in this film rather than the beautiful language and culture of the Deaf Venezuelans.  It reminds me of my childhood and how small a role music classes during elementary school had on my education and experience.  It wasn’t until middle school or high school that my elementary school decided to replace music classes with drama classes.  I think that was the best thing they could have done. 

Duration: 33:46
Country: Venezuela
City: Barquisimeto
Language: EN
CC available: EN, DE, ES
Resolution max: 720p
Video Source: YouTube
Provided by: The Documentary Network
Published on: 2012-09-25
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