Kids on the Silk Road 4 - Music in My Blood

Jens Pedersen, Denmark, 2017

21 min.DK/DocumentaryChildren's films

To Ravi it feels like flying when he jams with his brother on the rooftops in his village in India. Born into a family of wedding musicians with traditions going back further that anyone remembers, Ravi's dad taught him how to play the drums and brought little Ravi along on the jobs. Playing at weddings is not only a gift, however, it's also the bread and butter of the family. And when Ravi starts pursuing his own musical ambitions he clashes with his dad, his mentor and idol. In the end he stands up for himself to go his own way to become the artist he knows he is and he finally gets the support of his dad.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Børnene på Silkevejen 4:5 - Musik i blodet
Danish title Børnene på Silkevejen 4:5 - Musik i blodet
International titles Music in My Blood
Other titles Børnene på Silkevejen 4:5
Part of Kids on the Silk Road
Keywords Children in foreign countries, India, Children, Boys, Music, Musicians, Dreams of the future
Director Jens Pedersen
Producer Maria Stevnbak Westergren
Director of Photography Jens Pedersen
Editor Jesper Osmund
Sound Hans Møller
Composer Halfdan E.
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut
International sales Autlook Filmsales / Spittelberggasse 3/14 / 1070 Wien / t +43 670 208 7881 / welcome@autlookfilms.com / autlookfilms.com
Online release 25.09.2017
Comment Selected for IDFA's Competition for Kids & Docs. "Kids on the Silk Road" is a series of five documentaries for children aged 10-12 about their peers living in the ancient Silk Road countries in Central and South East Asia. Director Jens Pedersen had his children's series Faith Hope Afghanistan (2013) selected for IDFA.
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company
Executive Producer Pedersen & Co ApS
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut
In collaboration with Toolbox Film
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut


Direction Jens Pedersen


Screenplay and story Jens Pedersen


Producer Maria Stevnbak Westergren
Creative producer Jakob Gottschau


Cinematographer Jens Pedersen


Editor Jesper Osmund


Music Halfdan E.


Sound Hans Møller
Sound designer Hans Møller

Visual effects

Grading Oskar Fanta

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Festival Festival date
CPH:DOX 2018-03-15
Amsterdam, IDFA 2017-11-15
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