Songs of War: Music as a Weapon

Winner of an international Emmy.

Music elates, touches the soul and bypasses reason. Music is magic. But precisely this magic can turn it into an insidious weapon – for music and violence belong together. The brutal power of African war dances, the ferocity of Maori Hakas, the earth-shattering roar of US sound guns blasting Metallica at Taliban hideouts – the principle is always the same: Aggressive sounds demoralise the enemy and whip the allies into a frenzy.

In ’Songs of War’, we explore the extraordinary harmony between music and violence. Sesame Street composer, Christopher Cerf, always wanted his music to be fun and entertaining. But then he learned that his songs had been used to torture prisoners in Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib. He is stunned by this abuse of his work and wants to find out how this could happen.

Cerf embarks on a journey to learn what makes music such a powerful stimulant. In the process, he speaks to soldiers, psychologists and prisoners tortured with his music at Guantanamo and find out how the military has been employing music as a potent weapon for hundreds of years.

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Year: 2011 / Duration: 52 Mins/ Director: Tristan Chytroschek/ Production: A&O buero / Versions Available: English, French, German order ampicillin discount diflucan generic omeprazole in mexico lisinopril vasotec prednisolone cheapest more info about ciprofloxacin by ranbaxy purchase premarin piracetam ohio imatinib feline more info nexium mail order bupropion er 12 hr in usa norvasc generic prices bactrim antibotic bupron sr 150 mg generic medicine norvasc compare prices azithromycin vardenafil canada lumigan online in california prilosec pricing in california buy stendra avanafil in uk methoxn about bactrim d s ciprofloxacin 5312 0.03 bimatoprost ciprofloxacin antibiotic in france buy modafinil zocor 20mg bimatoprost ophthalmic more info buy generic oleanz online medication bactrim in uk bupropion mg buy bupropion without prescription bactrim generic drug tadacip usps generic bimatoprost in california doxycycline hyclate enalapril generic or brand caverta cheap online rx lipitor 10mg order norvasc online in uk generic premarin 1.25 generic gleevec india pharmacy in france doxycycline cheapest wellbutrin sr generic for zantac