Do not wait for a pedagogical and historical documentary about the history of the piano with straps by acquiring this fi lm on the accordion. You will not hear the commentary of a narrator who will seduce by a warm "voice off" the lucubrations of the popular symbolic instrument of the French world music. You will not find any didactic explanation of the practice of an instrument used throughout the world which has become the vehicle par excellence of the minority cultures of many countries. This document shot by Pierre Barouh for Saravah during the last seven years is a real impressionist painting, that the quality of image and sound makes it closer to the amateur video than the report visible on France 3 and Arte. From this technical and fi nancial weakness, however, a peculiar poetry is born, founded on the intrinsic beauty of this instrument, but also on the warm obstinacy of Pierre Barouh to make him the privileged witness in a descriptive form where The atmosphere becomes stronger than the detail. In the Basque Country, in Quebec, in his country of the Vendée bocage or in Tulles (city of the instrumental instrument of the accordion), you will experience the musical magic of a meeting of all cultures in the company of Richard Galliano, Daniel Mille, Claude Nougaro, Jacques Higelin, or large groups of Gypsies. Pierre Barouh gives back to this music (halfway between an art for afi cionados of jazz and classical music and an entertainment for fans of festive music) a new legitimacy in this in between the richness of music and the joy popular. Frémeaux & Associés is conscious of being exposed to criticism as to the video quality of this document. But as an editor of the sound heritage and the musical history of globalization, we defend an approach to culture where the issue of the technical challenge is placed in the light of the generosity of the document and the " The importance of the transmitted message. The film of Pierre Barouh, beyond the technique, is a unique testimony on the trans-generational and international role of the accordion, which allows to combine cultures beyond languages, beyond the borders, up to To make lie the old testament on the tower of Babel. Patrick FRÉMEAUX "Patrick Frémeaux explains it bluntly but precisely: this fi lm turned with the end of the eyes and the ears is not a documentary pedagogic and historical on the history of the piano with bracelets ... not a comment Posed on the popular symbolic instrument of world French music ... not an explanation on the practice of an instrument used throughout the world and which has become the vehicle par excellence of minority cultures in many countries. This series of "documents" directed by Pierre Barouh for Saravah during the last seven years, with the spirit of the amateur video, possesses a real poetry, well known by the relatives of the delicate musician Pierre Barouh. Frémeaux & Associés is there to continue its work of archiving our past, near, current time. The realization is a collecting in camera-eye. Beings and music are close to us. Charm and poetry, content without didactic pretension. A document that is neither cordial nor exhaustive (but nevertheless beautiful: Richard Galliano, Claude Nougaro, Jacques Higelin, Taraf de Haïdouks, Kazumi Fukagawa ...) nor schematic. A nice idea, a new field of editing.