The very emotive documentary film “Ida’s Idea” follows the attempts of world renowned jazz singer Ida Kelarová to find talented children in the Roma ghettos of eastern Slovakia, to create a choral group with them. Accompanied by the Czech Philharmonic, they play concerts which serve as an inspiration to other Roma so that they too could find a way out of the ghettos. The film describes the 10 dramatic days at the summer school organised by Ida Kelarová for the children. All sorts of crises and obstacles are confronted at the camp during preparations for the major concert with the Czech Philharmonic. The film is dominated by the charismatic personality of the singer, who tries to get the best out of the group of children and show them a path to another life.
Ida Kelarová, Czech Philharmonic, Čhavorenge