"Children of Las Brisas" Documentary Screening

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"Children of Las Brisas" Documentary Screening

We invite you to the documentary screening and DC premiere of Children of Las Brisas on December 1, 2022 at the George Washington University

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Corcoran Hall, Room 101 725 21st Street Northwest Washington, DC 20052

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Join us for the documentary screening and DC premiere of "Children of Las Brisas", an internationally aclaimed documentary about a group of Venezuelan musicians overcoming adversity to thrive with their talent under challenging conditions.

Join us for the documentary screening followed by a brief panel discussion exploring the film's themes with documentary producer Luisa De La Ville, Orchestra Conductor Dietrich Paredes Baralt, and Mark Gillespie (CEO of The Orchestra of the Americas Group).

About "Children of Las Brisas":

"A musical dream in a country on the verge of collapse

Children of Las Brisas is a story of resistance, resilience and perseverance that explores the power of discipline and classical music as tools for survival. The documentary follows three Venezuelan children from the impoverished Las Brisas neighborhood, in their quest to become professional musicians within the ranks of “El Sistema” music program.

Throughout a decade, Edixon, Dissandra and Wuilly try to achieve a better future as they face the great challenges of the country’s dire situation. The Venezuelan crisis makes it impossible for them to accomplish their dreams and in their struggle, they represent a society taken over by an autocratic regime."

Event: "Children of Las Brisas" Documentary Screening

Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022

Time: 6:30 PM

Place: The George Washington University

Address: Corcoran Hall, Room 101, 725 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052

Event being co-organized by Venezuelan Perspectives (GWU), Plan Pais, the Orchestra of the Americas Group, Global Leaders Program, and the GW Foreign Film Society.

We invite you all to contribute to the distribution of this film and to support the starring musicians portrayed in this film and their family by donating here.

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