Culling from 10 years of video archives recorded by volunteers, students, and professionals, the story illustrates MiC’s programs in action using the power of music to bring people, in particular young people and those living in conflict regions, together on common ground, where dialogue and deeper understanding lead to changes in attitudes and expectations. Through the voices and experiences of participants, the film explores perceptions and challenges facing youth in conflicted communities in the U.S., Israel, and Palestine.
Throughout the film, the social and geographic landscapes change dramatically from Massachusetts to Israel, but the power of collaboration through music cannot hide from the lens. Interviews with participants and program leaders as well as a moving soundtrack of student-produced songs lead the film to its affirmation that music provides a strong foundation to build connections that can lead to positive change.
"From Madness To Music" was produced by Beansprout Productions and Music in Common with a grant from The Pumpkin Foundation.