Watch the Official Trailer: The Music of Strangers

Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble

March 25, 2016

We are excited to share the official trailer for The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble.

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, the latest film from the creators of the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom and the critically-hailed Best of Enemies, follows members of the Ensemble as they gather in locations across the world, exploring the ways art can both preserve traditions and shape cultural evolution.

Blending performance footage, personal interviews, and archival film, director Morgan Neville and producer Caitrin Rogers focus on the personal journeys of a small group of Silk Road Ensemble mainstays — Kinan Azmeh (Syria), Kayhan Kalhor (Iran), Yo-Yo Ma (France/United States), Wu Man (China), and Cristina Pato (Spain) — to chronicle passion, talent, and sacrifice. Through these moving individual stories, the filmmakers paint a vivid portrait of a bold musical experiment and a global search for the ties that bind.

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble is presented by The Silk Road Project (Silkroad), in association with Participant Media, The Orchard, and HBO. Silkroad acknowledges Hyosung Corporation, The National Endowment for the Humanities, Pershing Square Foundation, the Ford Foundation JustFilms, The Rosenthal Family Foundation, Union Square Fund, and its other institutional partners for their generous support of activities that promote innovation, education, and cross-cultural understanding through the arts.