The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Country: United States
Run Time: 55 minutes
Shot in the South Bronx at St. Augustine's School of the Arts, SOMETHING WITHIN ME is a heartwarming film which reminds us that there is creative spirit in everyone. Musical training is mandatory at St. Augustine's, and while the school neither admits on the basis of musical talent nor intends to turn out professional musicians, the unique curriculum administered by a remarkably dedicated faculty clearly reaches these city kids in a profound way. The story is told by the grade-school students themselves, and it is truly inspiring to hear them describe the many ways music has freed their spirits and touched their souls.
Juan Cristobel Cobo