In The Silence, Khorshid is a blind 10-year-old boy living in Tajikistan. He's not quite indigent: He makes a living tuning instruments at a music shop, with his sister in tow. He's often late, though, because he wanders off to hear the street musicians, whom he later sort-of reinterprets as playing Beethoven's Fifth Symphony -- which is quite a hoot when heard strummed on all manner of Middle Eastern musical instruments.
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