Songs of War: Music as a Weapon

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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Duration: 52 Mins/ Director: Tristan Chytroschek/ Production: A&O buero / Versions Available: English, French, German

Broadcasts include ARTE, SBS, Planete Poland, Pramer, TVI, VRT, RTTV, DBS, Al Jazeera English, Odisea, SVT, Australia Network, APT, Paravision, TSR, NRK, TVE, ORF III, Ayat Media, TVP, Acht, LCP, Medi 1 sat, Layen, RTHK and Al Jazeera Docs

Nominated for an international Emmy (Best Arts Documentary - 2012)

Previous Festival Screenings include the International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City, Vivisect International Human Rights Festival, Serbia, One World Film Festival, Berlin and International Human Rights Film Festival, Paris and FIGRA

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