The healing ritual that he witnessed for Kim Seok-Chul

• Towards the end of the film, Barker reflects on the healing ritual that he witnessed for Kim Seok-Chul, and describes how he (Barker) gained a different perspective on the music after that experience. In your own words, how do you think that Barker was transformed by that experience of witnessing the healing ritual, and what questions did it raise for him? What is your own reaction to that scene in the film?
• Drawing on this and other examples from the film, share your own reflections on what this film tells us about the potential of music for increasing cultural understanding. Can music help us better understand cultural differences? What can we learn about this process (understanding cultural difference) from the story told in this film?

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