Film presentation: The Underground Orchestra

Directed by Heddy Honigmann (The Netherlands, 1997)

December 6, 2009


A portrait of the buskers of the Paris Métro – an Argentine pianist, an Algerian singer, a violinist from Sarajevo – becomes a document on survival in exile. 108 minutes.

"A splendid example of how illuminating and entertaining a documentary can be." - Los Angeles Times


Presented as part of "Watching the Unwatchable: Films Confront Torture," in conjunction with Fernando Botero: The Abu Ghraib Series, by the Berkeley Art Museum, the Human Rights Center, and with special thanks to Professor Thomas Laqueur.