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Bridging the Gap – the Power of Singing
Director: Curt Faudon A film about the Vienna Boys' Choir

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Singing bridges gaps, between people and peoples, nations, countries, cultures, religions; it builds bridges between reality and dream, life and death, nature and mankind, and finally that ultimate bridge to oneself.

Bridging the Gap has the Vienna Boys’ Choir sing on the Macho train in Peru and chant with an Apache medicine man. In Rajastan, they get an entire village to sing, and they are adopted via song into a Maori tribe.

Every song in the film corresponds to a bridge; with stunning visual interpretations by Faudon and his camera crew and editor. No one has ever seen Schubert’s The Trout – or the boys’ choir – quite like that.

There are songs from New Zealand, India, Austria, Tajikistan, New Mexico, and Peru, sea-faring shanties, and music by Allegri, Victoria, Couperin, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Wirth, Bach, and Geronimo. Yes, that Geronimo.

In between songs, the films tells the stories of Shintaro and of Dennis and Nigel. Edis, Noah, Evan and Asher contribute their thoughts and philosophies, and almost 200 choristers of the last three years sing. In the end, you will want to sing along.

  • director and writer: Curt Faudon
  • writer: Tina Breckwoldt
  • director of photography: Stefan Mussil
  • editor: Tom Pohanka