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Don Carlos: La Hojita (The Little Leaf Man)

Don Carlos is one of Mexico's most famous, and successful, street musicians. Nearly 80 years old, he's been serenading pedestrians and commuters for more than 45 years with haunting melodies he creates with an ivy leaf. He discovered his calling after losing his arm in an accident at age 13, and has become one of the best foliar artists in the world. He's managed to build his own house and raise four daughters, but he has no pension, so he has too keep working to support himself and his wife. At the twilight of his life, he still hopes to fulfill his last dream - to record an album. The film will be touring the festival circuit in 2009 and is also available in French and Spanish.
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