Reclamation: A Compelling Documentary about prison inmate James Ruston and the power of music
By Cantor David Rosen
We are all aware of the power that Music can have within our lives. Whether it’s the harmonious and glorious sounds of voices singing together in harmony or the cry of a violin telling a story from random notes on a page, each one of us has been touched by music at some point in our lives.
And perhaps we take for granted that music surrounds us at every turn. From a television commercial to being able to access thousands of tunes at the push of a button, music continuously feeds our souls and helps to nourish our well-being. In many ways, music is a tool for healing as good as any prescription drug.
But, have you ever thought for a moment about the effect that music can have on those who do not have regular access to music? How can music help those who are troubled by their past or present behaviours?
On March 28th please join us for a very special “Monday in the Mishkan program”, entitled “Reclamation.” This event will include a wonderful panel of Guests as they reflect on the Documentary “Reclamation.” “Reclamation “ highlights the work of the organization Looking at the Stars, whose mission is to restore dignity and create hope in the hearts and minds of the incarcerated through live performances of classical music.
The panel will include parolees, James Rushton and John Breen, founder and CEO of Looking at the Stars, Dmitri Kanovich, violinist, Barry Schiffman, and Cinematographer Henry Less.
The panel will be moderated by Film professor, Dr. Gillian Helfield and Senior Cantor and Music Director of Holy Blossom Temple, David Rosen.
Please join us for this heart-touching evening of how the power of music has the ability to restore, rehabilitate and provide optimism for a bright and prosperous future.