- Cultural History, Human Rights, Social Issues, Music, and Arts
Following the Ninth is a documentary film about the global impact of Beethoven’s final symphony. The film, released in mid-2013, has screened in over 250 cities in the United States and around the globe, with more to come.
Written in 1824, near the end of Beethoven's life, the Ninth Symphony was composed by a man with little to be thankful for. Sick, alienated from almost everyone, and completely deaf, Beethoven had never managed to find love, nor create the family he’d always wanted. And yet, despite this, he managed to create an anthem of joy that embraces the transcendence of beauty over suffering.
Celebrated to this day for its ability to heal, repair, and bring people together across great divides, the Ninth has become an anthem of liberation and hope that has inspired many around the world:
- Running time
- 73 and 55 minutes
- Kerry Candaele ... Director, Producer, Writer,
- Prod. Co.
- Battle Hymns Productions
- United States
- Years of Production
- Japan, Chile, England, Germany, China, Austria, South Africa
- Prod. Partners
- B-Side Productions
- Release year
- A couple
- Al-Jazeera (International), Area 21 (US)
- English, Spanish, German
- Spanish, German
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