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'Joe's Violin' to promote donating instruments to change lives

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

A special performance and screening of the award-winning short film Joe's Violin will be held Saturday evening as part of the Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival that runs March 22 through March 28. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the event will focus on how to donate instruments to change. 

Joe's Violin is a 2016 short film depicting a moving story of 91-year old Holocaust survivor Joseph Feingold. He donated his 70-year-old violin as part of a school instrument drive. It landed in the hands of a 12-year-old Bronx girl. 

"Transformative Generosity" will be held March 16 at 7 p.m. The Jewish Community Center will host a special event and panel discussion at its Amherst location.

We met with film committee member Sharon Cramer, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Assistant Conductor of Community Engagement Jaman Dunn and Buffalo String Works Artistic Director Yuki Numata Resnick about how instruments and music change lives.

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