Joe's Violin

2016 | USA | 24 min.

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Shorts: Friends Indeed
Bijou by the Bay Sun, Jul 31, 2016 12:00 PM
Whether they stand against the metaphorical force of social injustice or the literal force of a bullet, the heroes in this program remind us how much one person can do to change the lives of others. The staggering challenges of Philadelphia’s volunteer clinic for immigrants are balanced with individual human victories in “Clínica de Migrantes;” scenes of tragedy tell a powerful story of seemingly inevitable violence in “Speaking is Difficult;” European tourists and Syrian refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos sit down for casual conversations about their contrasting lives in “The Island of All Together;” and in “Joe’s Violin,” a small gift connects the story of a Holocaust survivor’s past to a 12-year-old schoolgirl’s future.
Film Info
Section:Short Films
Release Year:2016
Runtime:24 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Kahane Cooperman
Produced by:Kahane Cooperman
Raphaela Neihausen
Cinematography:Bob Richman
Editing By:Amira Dughri
Andrew Saunderson
Music By:Gary Meister


A 91-year-old Holocaust survivor donates his violin to a local instrument drive, changing the life of a 12-year-old schoolgirl in the nation’s poorest congressional district, and unexpectedly, his own.