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Author Harbin, Sarah

Title Sonata for the left hand / by Sarah Harbin
Published New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 2001


Description 1 online resource (21 min.)
Series Filmakers Library online
Summary Cuba has a highly educated, extremely musical population, yet due to the American embargo, hundreds of trained pianists must struggle with barely working instruments. Not only are Cuban pianos aged and termite infested, they also lack strings, felts and hammers because economic sanctions prohibit Cuban tuners from ordering parts made in the U.S. Moved by this predicament, U.S. citizen Benjamin Treuhaft started Send a Piana to Havana, an organization whose primary purpose is that of collecting used pianos and sending them, along with trained piano tuners, to Cuba. For two weeks each year, these tuners form a brigade and invade Cuba on a mission of musical mercy. Transcending borders and politics, this delightful film gives an intimate view of Cuban daily life where humor helps its hard-pressed musicians overcome obstacles. English and Spanish, with subtitles
Audience For College; Adult audiences
Notes Spanish; English, subtitles in Spanish; English
Festival of New Latin Cinema, Havana, Cuba, 1999
Film Arts Foundation Festival, San Francisco, 1999
Hot Springs Documentary Festival, 2001
LASA, 2001
Print version record
Subject Treuhaft, Ben
SUBJECT Treuhaft, Ben. fast (OCoLC)fst00427168
Subject Economic sanctions, American -- Cuba
Piano -- Cuba -- Maintenance and repair
Economic sanctions, American.
Piano -- Maintenance and repair.
Genre/Form Documentary
Documentary films.
Form Streaming video