Around the World in 50 Concerts
Heddy Honigmann, The Netherlands, 2015, 95 min, in Dutch and English with English Subtitles
Opening film, International Diaspora Film Festival 2016
To celebrate its 125th anniversary Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra tours the whole world: 50 concerts spread over 6 continents. Unbounded passion and love for music brings musicians and concert goers together. Documentary maker Heddy Honigmann lands with the orchestra in Buenos Aires, Soweto and St Petersburg and shows how the ensemble succeeds in gaining the hearts of people with a different cultural background. A journey to the kernel and the power of music which knows how to touch unexpected emotions and which helps to overcome the pain of living.