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This feature-length documentary follows the global impact of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, a hymn to liberty and freedom.
This feature-length documentary follows the global impact of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, a hymn to liberty and freedom.
246 backers pledged $15,220 to help bring this project to life.

We Made It!

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A big thank you and congratulations to all of you for making this film real. I and my colleagues--Pam Gunther, Greg Miller, Chris Bottoms, Lilliam Molina and friends from all over the world--will do our best to make a film of passion and power, to craft a work of art worthy of your commitment to Love & Justice.

As we move forward, I will keep in close touch with updates on progress. I'll post footage, music, stories from the field and from the editing room. And once completed, I hope I can bring the film to you in person. If I can't make it to see everyone, please know that I am honored that you have believed in this project. Once again, thank you for caring.

Sincerely,

Kerry Candaele

Beethoven Himself Has The Final Post Before The Campaign Ends

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We're at 85 percent of our campaign goal with three days to go. Ludwig got in touch with a special message for everyone who has supported the new film. Being the perfectionist that he is, I understand his sentiments. I wrote this down fast from the German, and the rough translation goes something like this: "I like what you are doing with my work. But I would change a couple things in the film about the Ninth. A fugue-like structure should have appeared in the second movement, to spice things up a bit. No one likes a bland Frankfurter, if you know what I mean. Oh, and I worked on Fidelio for ten years. Don't take that long." He also asked about his royalty check. But he ended on a positive note by saying: "for those who have supported the film, play them this clip. It's the greatest, like me".

Behind the Scenes With Florestan in Chile. And Thank You For Caring

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We have five days to go with 70 percent raised for the Love & Justice Film. I've posted below a bit of filming from Chile, with some commentary on how tenor Alexis Exequiel Sánchez Silva plays Florestan, the political prisoner in Beethoven's opera Fidelio. Alexis is a young singer from Santiago, with what I hope is a big future in front of him. As you will see, he committed himself to this role big time, and got his hands dirty in the horse barn where we were filming. This is a lovely and crazy process, but the film will be a beautiful gift to all of you, and to those who see it when finished. If you like what you see, please pass the link around. http://kck.st/1U6PAMh Thank you so much for caring. Kerry Candaele

Thank you, as we hit 60 percent! 8 Days left.

Here's my song to celebrate hitting 60 percent with 8 days left.  And a link to the campaign to pass on. 

Thanks to all of you who have helped with word and deed. Now, Ladies and Gentlemen, The Beatles!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7wqTzONvaY

You (and your friends) Are Invited to My House For Dinner

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I mean it. With twelve days to go and at 40-some percent to reach our goal, I'm sending out an all points bulletin to everyone who has backed this film, everyone who has thought about backing this film, and everyone who will back this film (because you will send out the call), that I have a dinner waiting for you at my house on Saturday, June 25th at 7 PM, in Venice, CA. If you can make it, please send your RSVP to me at kcandaele@gmail.com. Menu TBD. Vegan friendly, all organic, free range grass fed and everything else that is good just and right, if required.

I will have someone (perhaps Alexis from Chile--see below) to sing for your supper. Spread the good word. If we don't make our goal, you are still invited!