ATTRACTING AWARDS like a magnet lures iron filings, Virginia Galloway‘s “The Music Lesson” screens as part of National Geographic Live on Friday.

The documentary trails 10 classically trained music students from Boston as they travel to Laikipia, Kenya, for a musical, social and cultural exchange none of the participants will ever forget.

Galloway herself will be on hand after the screening to answer questions about this moving and enlightening film and the kids whose newly opened minds starred in it.

» National Geographic Museum, Grosvenor Auditorium, Fri., 7 p.m., $10 non-members, $8, members; 202-867-7700, (Farragut North/Farragut West)

Photo by Virginia Galloway