On the train yesterday reading the paper, I was inspired by and feel moved to write about the documentary “We Are Together” by a film maker in his twenties called Paul Taylor, whose award winning film is featured in yesterday’s edition of The Times.The film, described by the movie magazine Variety as a ‘Celebration of Resilience” was shot on a shoestring budget with minimal crew. It tells the story of a South African orphanage for children who have lost their parents to AIDS and focuses on the Agape Children’s Choir. The film’s trailer talks about how important the healing of music is.
The Times say’s this of it
There has been much work done in music therapy with trauma, I found a website called Voices - a world forum on music therapy which had an important article on the work of music therapy and trauma and the following quote seems to demonstrate the healing power of singing and music as a way of building and maintaining resilience:
“We are Together” is on release in UK from 7th March 2008 – I’ve already booked my ticket.