In an impoverished and terrorism-plagued region of the Philippines, 13 teenagers accepted a challenge: to master their culture’s traditional instruments and perform in a life-altering concert. These young musicians tell their stories and show excerpts from Rise and Dream, a documentary about their experiences. Also on hand is Kansas City’s Barclay Martin, the film’s musical director.
The documentary captures the efforts of the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging, a lay Catholic organization working independent of any diocese or the Vatican to serve the poor in 22 countries.
Co-sponsored by the UMKC Women’s Center and the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging.