Music inspires. Music heals. Music transports us. The award-winning short documentary, Joe’s Violin, shares the intimate story of the unique friendship between 12-year-old Brianna Perez and 91-year-old Holocaust survivor Joe Feingold.

During a musical instrument drive at the Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls, a charter school in one of the poorest neighborhoods in the city, Joe offers up his beloved violin. At BGLIG, each student learns to play an instrument from the time they are in kindergarten. Brianna, a student at the Bronx Global Learning Institutes for Girls, was selected by her principle to be the lucky recipient of Joe’s violin. The documentary poignantly explores the role music plays in our lives, as well as the unique bond formed between Joe and Brianna. Most importantly, the documentary shares the power music can bring light in the darkest of times, and how a small act can have a great impact.