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Songs of a Distant Jungle

USA, 1983 (MIFF 1984)

Director: Robert Charlton

Christopher Roberts, a young musician from the Julliard School, plays Bach and Mozart for villagers in a remote corner of Papua New Guinea on a string bass which he carries on his back through the jungles.

The villagers in exchange share their songs with Christopher, who records and translates them for future generations. The bond of trust and love which develops transcends cultural differences.

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