A film account of the creation of the famous Piazza Vittorio Orchestra, L'Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio combines music, interviews, a sense of solidarity and the human comedy. Created at the instigation of Mario Tronco, a film score composer and pianist with the Piccola Orchestra Avion Travel and the collective Apollo 11, this musical group has its roots in a working-class district of Rome where the Italians are «an ethnic minority». Shot over a five-year period, from the birth of the orchestra to its recent successes, this documentary brings together thirty street and professional musicians of various nationalities (some of them illegals), five cameramen, and three sound engineers. The film highlights and echoes aspects of contemporary Italy, representatative of a varied sociological and cultural mix. The result is an extraordinary alliance of sounds, harmony and life stories.