The Miracle of Nairobi

a film by Carmen Butta

The Miracle of Nairobi

Germany | 2019 | 43:00 min

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Miraculously, a classic youth orchestra has emerged in the middle of the most dangerous slum in Nairobi. Until then, hardly anyone in Korogocho had seen a violin or a cello. Today Bach sonatas blow over the smoking garbage dump, and the 'Ghetto Classics' orchestra celebrates concerts all over the city of millions. But it is much more than music. For more and more young people, ghetto classics is also the way to a different life beyond violence, poverty, drugs and crime. With classical music they break out of the oppressive world of Korogocho and look to their future with new self-confidence and confidence in their own abilities. They experience that they too, the children from the slum, can become anything if they do enough to do it. An emotional, poetic film about the power of music.
Cast and Crew
  • Director Carmen Butta
  • Producer Irene Höfer
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Production Company
Medea Film Factory GmbH
Lützowplatz 9, 10785 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 25295330

Fax: +49 30 25295332
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