FINDING HER BEAT – Interview with Filmmakers Dawn Mikkelson & Keri Pickett and Subjects Jennifer Weir & Megan Chao-Smith

Tonight is the opening of the 23rd SOUND UNSEEN film & music festival in Austin/Minneapolis.  The inspirational documentary FINDING HER BEAT is the opening night film at Austin’s AFC Cinema.  Our Gadi Elkon talked with the filmmakers (Dawn Mikkelson & Keri Pickett) and subjects (Jennifer Weir & Megan Chao-Smith) from the documentary.

For thousands of years women have been locked out of Taiko drumming. Not anymore. In the dead of a Minnesota winter, Asian drumming divas smash gender roles and redefine power on their own terms. FINDING HER BEAT dives into the rhythms and struggles that lead to an electrifying historic performance that changes everything.

Interview with FINDING HER BEAT’s filmmakers Dawn Mikkelson & Keri Picket and subjects Jennifer Weir & Megan Chao-Smith:

For more info on the film, FINDING HER BEAT.

For more info on tonight’s opening screening, SOUND UNSEEN ATX.

 

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