In this online documentary, you can navigate your way through the web of streets that form the Old City of Jerusalem (Al Quds). The interface give you an impression of moving through it. Sometimes, you will find doorways that you can enter, doorways that take you into the hidden layers of Jerusalem.
Music knows no boundaries. In Bethlehem, Merlijn Twaalfhoven and partners create "Carried by the Wind", a spectacular music performance from atop rooftops and balconies, across the Separation Wall that now divides this holy town.
Why do we see so often see only images of chaos and trouble from the Middle East? The vast majority of its people - as anywhere - simply want to live normal lives. A music project for Palestinian refugee children in Jordan.
The neighbours of the Roma ghetto in Prešov, Slovakia, want to build a wall to prevent Roma children from stealing fruit and vegetables from their gardens. Composer Merlijn Twaalfhoven believes there are other ways to soften the hardened relations between the two groups. With a team of musicians and organizers from Germany, Holland, Poland, and Slovakia he designed a music festival in which Roma and non-Romas performed together. In doing so they touched the tip of an iceberg made of cultural differences and deep-seated mistrust.
The SBS Radio & Television Youth Orchestra plays music of and about Hungary, exploring its connections with Romany culture. Features young Australian violinist Claudia Zorbas who, at age 11, was the youngest student ever to be accepted into Budapest’s renowned Franz Liszt Academy.
In Nicosia, the worlds last divided capital, Turkish & Greek Cypriots attempt to bridge no-man's-land with a performance like no other. The film follows their unconventional rehearsals in the UN Headquarters on the island and joins their search for instruments from Nicosia's war detritus - as they prepare for Dutch composer Merlijn Twaalfhoven's outdoor music project, "Long Distance Call".