Joe’s Violin

  • United States of America (USA)
  • Short Documentary
  • 2016
  • 24 min.
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Joe’s Violin

  • United States of America (USA)
  • Short Documentary
  • 2016
  • 24 min.

Synopsis

A 91-year-old Holocaust survivor donates his violin of 70 years to a local instrument drive, changing the life of a 12-year-old school girl from Bronx, and unexpectedly, his own. A poignant story about the power of music and small acts connecting people across generations and cultures.

Credits

Director(s)

Kahane Cooperman

Producer(s)

Kahane Cooperman, Raphaela Neihausen

Cinematography

Bob Richman

Editor

Amira Dughri, Andrew Saunderson

Original Language

English

Subtitles

English

  • Nominated

    Best Documentary Short Subject
    Oscars
    2017
  • Winner

    Golden Horseshoe Grand Prix
    Asterfest Int'l Film Festival
    2017
  • Winner

    Best Short Documentary Film Award
    Moscow Jewish Film Festival
    2017
  • Winner

    Best Short
    Nantucket Film Festival
    2016
  • Winner

    Director’s Choice Award
    Gold Coast International Film Festival
    2016

Festival Highlights

Tribeca Film Festival, USA , 2016

Hot Docs, Canada , 2016

AFI Docs, USA , 2016

Camden International Film Festival, USA , 2016

IDFA, Holland , 2016

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, USA , 2016

Berkshires International Film Festival, USA , 2016

Docaviv International Film Festival, Israel , 2016

Gold Coast International Film Festival, USA , 2016

Hamptons International Film Festival, USA , 2016

Miami Jewish Film Festival , USA , 2016

San Diego Jewish Film Festival, USA , 2016

Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, USA , 2016

Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival, USA , 2016

Montclair Film Festival, USA , 2016

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  • A tale that plucks the heartstrings.
    New York Post
  • [The story of] How a violin forged a tie between a Holocaust survivor and a girl from the Bronx.
    The Jewish Forward
  • When music restores faith in humanity.
    Huffington Post

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