“No Limits” Documentary: Braille Music (Event Cancelled)

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Braille, a reading system invented in France in 1824, made it possible for the blind to read. But did you know it also allowed them to read music?

French educator Louis Braille, who created the system, was also a musician and he adapted it for other blind musicians to use. It opened the door for visually impaired people to learn what the great composers has written for the world as musical classics. In this fascinating documentary, American fi lmmaker Michael House brings together six blind musicians, ranging in age from 17 to 65, in London to record a tribute to Louis Braille. Braille Music gives a glimpse of the hard work that goes into rehearsals and recordings and shows top-class musicians practising their craft.

The film also takes an emotional trip to Paris to learn more about the remarkable story of Braille’s inventor. Blind due to a childhood accident, Louis Braille devised the revolutionary system when he was only 15 years old. Though he had a successful career as a teacher, his method would be used in education only after his death.

Braille Music is a wonderful behind-the-scenes look at how music is made and is a must-see for music lovers and history enthusiasts alike.

In-Venue Programme

Venue: Auditorium JC Cube, Tai Kwun
Approx 1 hr 20 mins

6 Mar 2021 (Sat) 5pm
Dialogues in English, Audio Description in Chinese and English, Chinese and English subtitles

7 Mar 2021 (Sun) 5pm*
Dialogues in English with Cantonese dubbing, Audio Description in Chinese and English, Chinese and English subtitles

“No Limits”, co-presented by the Hong Kong Arts Festival and The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust