9 May 2017

Documentaries for the musically inclined

From Upbeat, 1:40 pm on 9 May 2017
The Wonderful Kingdom of Papa Alaev

The Wonderful Kingdom of Papa Alaev Photo: Supplied

A Jewish Von Trapp-esque family, a fallen pop star, a kiwi troubadour, an Asian Youth Orchestra, a holocaust survivor and a 14 year old Bronx student, along with a bunch of J-pop idols feature in the 2017 DocEdge Documentary Festival which opens this week.

Festival Director Dan Shanan has his picks for the musically inclined.

DocEdge Fest runs 10 - 21 May in Wellington; 24 May - 5 June in Auckland.