$10 / $6 members | 1hr 29m | NR | Family Documentary | In Swiss, German and Italian with English Subtitles | Panel discussion follows the screening
In the Garden of Sounds (Nel giardino dei suoni) documents the remarkable work of Wolfgang Fasser with severely disabled children. Fasser, who went blind as a young man, had turned his disability into a tool for helping children through music and sounds. In a small Swiss hamlet, Fasser engages children with drums, piano, and even a bed that resonates with sounds.
The screening will be followed by a post-film discussion featuring psychotherapist SarahRose Hogan and Jim Metzner, producer, and host of the Pulse of the Planet radio series and podcast. A recent interview with the film’s star, Wolfgang Fasser, will also be presented. Alan Newman, the Theatre’s Science on Screen® producer, will moderate the discussion. The audience will also be able to ask questions of the expert panel on issues raised by the film.
SarahRose Hogan is a licensed clinical psychotherapist who has been working with families since 2008. She holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from SUNY Albany and certifications in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, and Autplay therapy. After owning a solo private practice since 2017, she founded Giving Tree Counseling in Kingston in 2021.
Jim Metzner has spent nearly five decades recording sounds worldwide—most recently in New Zealand on a Fullbright grant—and has produced Pulse of the Planet since 1989. Last year, the Library of Congress acquired his entire collection of more than 20,000 recordings and programs.
“Wolfgang’s immense capacity for compassion and patience creates an environment of unconditional love and respect in which these children blossom…. The result is transcendent” The Palm Springs International Film Festival
Science on Screen® is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with significant support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.