In a small town in southern Italy, a quiet but determined hero has brought to life an entire history of forgotten music. For more than 20 years, pianist Francesco Lotoro has scoured Europe to discover and record music composed secretly in World War II camps. Aided by his wife and a handful of friends, he has archived over 4,000 scores, including symphonies, operas, folk songs, liturgical works, and also swing and gypsy music. From Prague to Krakow, from Rome to Paris, this is the astonishing story of a race against oblivion, where each note sounds like a challenge to the oppressor.
Available for viewing in the United States only through May 16, 2021.