Throw Down Your Heart

Directed by Sascha Paladino

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Throw Down Your Heart still

2008, 97 min

“Throw Down Your Heart” follows American banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck on his journey to Africa to explore the little known African roots of the banjo and record an album. It’s a boundary-breaking musical adventure that celebrates the beauty and complexity of Africa – an Africa that is very different from what is often seen in the media today.

Press

an exhilarating feast of sight and sound

La Times

you don't need to know the language to be gripped by the force...

New York Times

vibrant and spontaneous...

Film Threat

a heartfelt personal journey...refreshing

Village Voice

both the documentary and the disc of Throw Down Your Heart justify their existence independently‚Доand rather beautifully.

Time Out New York

demonstrates that no other language is needed when two people sit down with their instruments and make them sing.

San Francisco Chronicle

a pure delight

Seattle Times

A fantastic musical documentary.

Ain't It Cool News

You'll just have to hear it for yourself.

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Sascha Paladino, Director, Throw Down Your Heart