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Inspire the flute

Recorder beyond borders

39 '52


1997. At the Volontariat de Pondicherry in India, four children discover the recorder thanks to Anne-Marie Paillard who devoted 14 years of her life to teaching them music.

Twenty years later, Nathalie Houtman and Laura Pok, recorders too, retrace their extraordinary journey.

A moving and optimistic documentary that testifies to the universality of music beyond cultural barriers.


The film was selected by HEFFI (Helsinki Education Film Festival International 2019), Indie Visions film festival, DMOFF (Direct Monthly Online Film Festival), Kalaburagi International Short Film Festival, FFA (Florence Film Awards) and JIFF (Jamaica International Faith Film Festival), is a semi-finalist at the FilmArte festival in Madrid and won the " Best educational film award" at the WUIFF (White Unicorn International Film Festival), as well as the Best international short length documentary award at the International Documentary festival Ierapetra.

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