The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble: SFFS Viewing Guide

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POSTED BY: San Francisco Film Society

CREATED: Monday, April 25, 2016

The Music of Strangers is an uplifting documentary about a group of world-class musicians who come together to explore the meaning of culture and the potential of the arts to promote peace and understanding. A class screening of the film may complement an Arts, Music, or Social Studies curriculum, and will encourage students to consider the rewards and challenges of crossing cultural boundaries. Taught in conjunction with this guide, the film will challenge students to think critically about global conflict, creativity, and the role of culture in shaping a meaningful life. Discussion questions and supplemental materials facilitate further research into related topics such as the career path of a musician, the meaning of the arts and international politics in the 21st century.

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