In June 2006, eleven musicians from Vancouver joined the twenty-seven members of the gamelan Çudamani in the small village of Pengekosan, center Bali, and prepared for a performance of a new work by Canadian Michael Tenzer, composer and ethnomusicologist. For a month, they had to adjust to a totally new physical and cultural environment, meet certain social and protocol obligations, and perform music in a way that had never been attempted.
Bali by Heart explores much more than music. It is also a behind- the-scenes documentary with stories of friendship formed, hardship surmounted, and a moving testimony of how Balinese have understood that their culture is their most precious survival tool.
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2009 Rendez-vous du cinéma
québécois et francophone
BEST ARTS CULTURE NOMINATION
2008 Yorkton Film and Video Festival
2008 Globians Film Festiva
Central Florida Film Festival
Beloit International Film Festival
2008 PuSH International Festival