Looking back at movie screening ‘El Sistema’

Yesterday, we had our first movie screening in the Hub. Equipped with fresh-made pop-corn we watched “El-Sistema” on our light-wall/movie screen. Afterwards, we had a talk with Werner Binnenstein-Bachstein (Managing Director, Caritas – and Initiator of Tanz die Toleranz) who shared his experiences when being in Venezuela, working with José Abreu and his initiative “Vorlaut” to bring El Sistema to Austria.

Many people have heard of ,El Sistema‘, an initiative in Venezuela, founded by José Antonio Abreu, that aims to get children off the street by educating them in classical music and grouping them together to an orchestra. What was also new to us was the sheer size this initiative has grown to. Currently, more than 300.000 children are being educated, many of which are able to escape the poverty cicle by becoming professional musicians or finding other sustainable jobs due to improved grades in their regular education.

See a trailer for “El Sistema“.

Looking forward to many more movie screenings and talks. Definitely more to come soon 🙂

Matthias Reisinger IMPACT IS… Doing what makes you come alive in a way it contributes to more than just yourself. WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE BECOMING PART OF THE IMPACT HUB VIENNA TEAM I was finishing my studies and building up emersense, the NGO which gave birth to the Hub WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB? Prototyping the new way of doing business WHAT DO YOU WANT TO HAVE ACHIEVED AS PART OF THE IHV TEAM BY THE END OF THE YEAR? Hosting the impact eco-system in Austria and bringing it to the next level WHAT DOES YOUR PERFECT SUNDAY LOOK LIKE? Excercize + Chillaxation + Good Food & Good Movie in Good Company WHAT IS AN ABSOLUTELY RANDOM FACT ABOUT YOU THAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW? When I was learning the piano as a child, I refused to learn the music pieces I was supposed to, but only wanted to play my own compositions PLACE OF BIRTH? Linz, Austria LANGUAGES YOU SPEAK? German, English, French

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