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Morgan Neville, director of “The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble” #Berlinale2016

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The Silk Road Ensemble portrayed through Morgan Neville’s intimate approach.

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PODCAST: FRED’s Chiara Nicoletti interviews Morgan Neville, director of The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, presented at the 66th Berlinale.

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Morgan Neville, Oscar winning director of the documentary 20 Feet from Stardom, was at the 66th Berlinale to present his latest film The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble as one of the festival’s Special Galas. Dealing once again with music, this time Neville follows the legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma and his fellow musicians of the Silk Road Ensemble as they tour around the world. While film, Neville interviews some of the musicians, with the aim to investigate into their personal stories and backgrounds, in order to allow his audience into their world.

THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS: YO-YO MA AND THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE: From the director of the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom and the critically acclaimed Best of Enemies, the new film The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble tells the extraordinary story of the renowned international musical collective created by legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma. The feature-length documentary follows this group of diverse instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, arrangers, visual artists and storytellers as they explore the power of music to preserve tradition, shape cultural evolution and inspire hope.

  • Reporter
    Chiara Nicoletti
  • Guest
    Morgan Neville
  • Interviewee role
    director
  • Film title
    20 Feet From Stardom
  • Festival section
    Berlinale Special Gala
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