El Gusto: documentary
Untitled Pirate movie
EL GUSTO is a 88min Drama-Doc that tells the story of an orchestra of Jewish and Muslim musicians torn apart by history and war 50 years ago, and recently reunited for an exceptional concert. These musicians share a passion they never lost: the soul of the Algerian Casbah, Chaabi music.
El GUSTO is an untold story. Itís the story of independent thinkers and witnesses of the contemporary French-Algerian history. It proves that the universality of music can transcend all differences and prejudice.
In our modern world, conflict tears apart communities, highlighting differences rather than similarities. EL GUSTOís exceptional reunion of Jewish and Muslim musicians reminds the younger generation that cultural and religious coexistence was possible not so long ago.
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