Juan Diego Flórez, one of the great talents of the current opera scene, was able to study singing thanks to the generosity of dozens of donors. With him as the driving force behind the project Sinfonía por el Perú, which promotes musical training in schools in a country marked by inequalities and lack of opportunities, the fate of three Peruvian youths at risk of social exclusion changes radically when music and the tenor enter their lives.

We follow Alondra, Diego, and Imanol for 3 years in the discovery of their musical talent. Through their experiences we witness the transformative power of music. Sinfonía por el Perú helps the three boys believe in themselves and dream of a better future for themselves and those around them.


Gilbert Arroyo began his career as a collaborator in regional media. In 1984 he began to work on television programs, both in TVE (Valor y coraje, Barrio Sésamo) and TV3 (Néixer és cosa de tres, Les 1000 i una, Qui corre vola). In 2003 he joined Mediapro as a scriptwriter for series such as Animalia (Telemadrid) and Pelopicopata (Antenna 3). He later directed programs for Cuatro (El Especialista), La Sexta (Terapia de pareja), TVE (Con mis ojos), among others. He has written and directed several documentaries: Alas sobre el Polo, Veus d’una generació, Filosofia a la presó (DocSpaña Award, SEMINCI 2015).

Andrés Locatelli. Italian-Argentinian audio-visual producer based in Barcelona with a background in documentary, advertising and audio-visual installations for museums. Director and co-writer of the short documentary Supercomputació i eCiència, awarded at the International Biennale of Scientific Cinema of Ronda, winner of best short documentary at the Academy of Film Olomouc 2015, and best documentary at the International Short Film Festival of Torrelavega, and selected for the Science Film Festival 2014. SIMFONIA is his feature documentary.


  • World Priemere at DocsBarcelona
SINFONÍA | Edition 2018, Opening and closing


Gilbert Arroyo, Andrés Locatelli

Spain (2018)



Language: Spanish, English


Q&A with the director at the end of the session.


The screening of Sinfonía takes part of the festival’s closing ceremony.