• event type:WOMEX 14 Film Screening
  • date:23 Oct 2014
  • time:15:00
  • city/area:Santiago de Compostela, Galicia
  • venue:Cidade da Cultura
  • country:Spain
  • event posted by:Piranha Arts

Directed by Meerkat Media Collective

Production Company Meerkat Media | Producer Jay Arthur Sterrenberg | Executive Producer Adam Pogoff, Bryan Chang | Camera Jeff Sterrenberg | Editor Bryan Chang, Jay Arthur Sterrenberg | Audio recorded and mixed by Don Godwin | Sound Ingineer Splash Studios | Production Year 2013 | Recorded Serbia, USA | Musical Style World music | Dance Style Ethnic dance | Composer Don Godwin, Mitchell Yoshida | Source video/audio HD / Dolby surround 5.1 | Distribution TV Stefan Kloos Kloos & Co. Medien (Germany) | Distribution homevideo The Orchard |

A tiny Serbian village explodes with brass cacophony and riotous celebration as more than half a million music fans descend upon Guča, the world's largest trumpet competition. Amidst a cast of defending Serbian champions and struggling Roma Gypsies, an unlikely brass band from New York City, Zlatne Uste, voyages to represent the United States only a decade after NATO bombs rocked Belgrade. They will be the first Americans ever to compete at Guča. Brasslands offers an intimate and sometimes unsettling portrait of how the hopes and fears of this diverse group of characters collide in their search for common ground and musical ecstasy. (Photo: Brasslands Trumpet Madness by Alison Brockhouse)