HEARING IS BELIEVING, the new non-fiction feature from award-winning filmmaker Lorenzo DeStefano, introduces the world to the astonishing young musician and composer, Rachel Flowers. Born 15 weeks premature, Rachel soon lost her eyesight. At two she began playing every song she heard by ear, including Bach fugues. Starting her musical education at the age of 4, it was soon clear that the child had perfect pitch. DeStefano and his team have created a dynamic and engaging portrait of two years in the life of a tight- knit American family, a single mom and her two kids, living paycheck to paycheck in Oxnard, California, with Rachel’s stunning music as the soundtrack. The film revels in Rachel’s joyous and free-flowing love of song, illuminating the bonds of family and the divine mysteries of creativity.
Airs 1/18 at 9 p.m.
This year brought tons of books, films and other works of art into the Public Domain. This means that anyone can use these works in other projects without asking for permission.
See the following articles for more information:
A Landslide of Classic Art is About to Enter the Public Domain (from the Atlantic)
New Life for Old Classics, as Their Copyrights Run Out (from the New York Times)
12 Great Movies Just Added to the Public Domain (from Vulture.com)
For the First Time in More Than 20 Years, Copyrighted Works Will Enter the Public Domain (from Smithsonian Magazine)
For a longer list of works, see this article from Lifehacker: These 1923 Copyrighted Works Enter the Public Domain in 2019
And for a pretty comprehensive list, check out the Wikipedia article for 2019 in public domain
Around fourteen thousand Cherokee remain in their ancestral homeland in the mountains of North Carolina, but few among them still speak their native language, and no children are learning the language at home. The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is now fighting to revitalize the language and come to terms with their native heritage in the context of the modern United States.
Airs 1/18 at 3 a.m