I get to have history in my hands.
~ Brianna Perez
Today's short is the moving documentary Joe's Violin (2016), directed and produced by Kahane Cooperman. Nominated for a 2017 Oscar (Documentary Short Subject), the film relates the stories of a 91-year-old survivor of the Holocaust, Joseph Feingold, who donates his violin to an instrument drive, and of Brianna Perez, a 7th-grade school girl in the Bronx whose life is forever changed by Joe's gift.
Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls Charter School
WQXR Instrument Drive
The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation
Joe's Violin on FaceBook