Finding Her Beat by Keri Pickett, Dawn Mikkelson, and Safe and Seen on 82nd by Dawn Jones Redstone will open the DisOrient – Asian American Film Festival which will take place from March 10 – 19, 2023 in Eugene, Oregon, USA.
March 10, 2023 | Friday | Art House Theater #2 | 6:00 pm
March 10, 2023 | Friday | Art House Theater #1 | 6:05 pm
In the midst of a frozen Minnesota winter, a Japanese drum master and Korean adoptee from North Dakota join forces to assemble the world’s best Taiko drummers in a bold effort to claim a cultural spotlight that has historically been reserved only for men. Their rhythm revolution includes rock stars from the world of Taiko: Tiffany Tamaribuchi, Kaoly Asano, Chieko Kojima, Megan Chao-Smith, and Jennifer Weir. Through grueling rehearsals, Jennifer weaves together their disparate voices and styles. Vulnerability, pain, and joys are shared. We quickly see the bonds of friendship form as these talented women navigate their way through differences in culture, age, language, and performing styles. As the clock ticks toward their first performance, it becomes clear that their story has become much larger than Taiko. (DisOrient 2023)
A short exploring music and movement as we follow the emotional journey of a pedestrian, a person of Asian descent, unseen by the world around them. (DisOrient 2023)
For more information, please visit: https://disorientfilm.org/
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