What does it take to become world class? Chinese-Canadian violinist Susanne Hou takes us on a journey back to Shanghai, China, to where her talented musical father once played for Chairman Mao.

But when politics and persecution crushed her dad's dream to become the world's best, the family moved to Canada, where he relentlessly trained little Susanne, from age 4, to become a virtuoso violinist star.

This 16 minute documentary aired on CBC's The National, and won an honourable mention from the Columbus International Film & Video Festival.

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