Hearing is Believing

Director:   Lorenzo DeStefano

Winner of Grand Festival Award for a Music Documentary at 2016 Berkeley Video & Film Festival

Hearing Is Believing introduces Rachel Flowers, a multi-talented 23-year-old musician and composer.  Born 15 weeks premature and weighing only one pound five ounces, Rachel lost her eyesight due to retinopathy of prematurity.  But miraculously, she had perfect pitch.

At age 2 she began picking up melodies from her musician parents and was soon playing every song she heard by ear, including Bach fugues.  Starting her formal musical education at the age of 4, Rachel spent the next 10 years studying at the Southern California.

Conservatory of Music. This film paints a dynamic and engaging portrait of a year and a half in the life of her tight-knit family — a single mom and her two kids –with Rachel’s stunning music as the soundtrack.

Rachel’s joyous and free-flowing music illuminates the bonds of family and the mysteries of creativity. Stevie Wonder and several other great musicians appear with Rachel in the film. The Santa Barbara Youth Symphony performs Rachel’s original composition, At the End of the Day. 

Released in 2017
104 minutes
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