Synopsis: Since 1992, professor and musician Nigel Osborne MBE has developed techniques to use music as therapy for children suffering the effects of trauma. A Song Can’t Burn follows his trip to a refugee camp in Lebanon, where he plans to implement these methods into a programme for Syrian children who have fled there. The film examines how the methods work, and the extent to which they make a difference to children who have experienced incomprehensible pain in their recent past.
About the Director: After graduating from the Northern Film School in 2013, Roscoe Neil pursued a career of video editing work, cutting promos and music videos. His early work involved the editing of music videos for popular bands including Royal Blood, You Me at Six and Kaiser Chiefs. Since then, Ross has devoted himself to travelling the globe to tell his stories, and nurturing his passion for documentary filmmaking and photography. A Song Can’t Burn is his latest film, which has screened at film festivals around the world – including at Tribeca Film Festival.