One cannot only hear with one’s 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. Most of the pupils come from poor surroundings and are educated to be musicians within the scope of a social project.
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.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Born in 1979
1998/99 Studied acting and directing at the School of Physical Theatre (Toronto, Canada)
2000-02 Director of Einstein´s Dreams Trilogy, Theater des Augenblicks, Vienna
Since 2002: Studying directing at the Vienna Film Academy with Michael Haneke and Peter Patzak
2005 Participated in the Eastern Meeting Place of the Grotowski Workcenter, Moscow
2005 Assistant director of Import/Export, Director: Ulrich Seidl
2006 Participated in the Berninale Talent Campus
2002-05 Director of several short films