Blind San Francisco blues singer Paul Pena became fascinated with Tuvan throat singing after hearing it on a Russian radio broadcast, and this Oscar-nominated documentary chronicles his journey to mastering the Central Asian performance art. When he met the Tuvan masters on a U.S. tour, the musicians were so impressed with Pena that they invited him to Tuva's annual singing contest, where he became the first Westerner to compete.
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- Roko Belic
- This movie is
- 1999 Sundance Film Festival®
- Audience Award: Documentary
- 2000 Academy Award®
- Best Documentary Feature nominee
GGeneral audiences. All ages admitted.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; region 1 encoding; interactive menus; scene access; cast/crew interviews; web access; audio commentary; additional footage
Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it