This was another awesome chance to speak with the directors (Keri Pickett and Dawn Mikkelson) and one subject (Jennifer Weir) of a particularly excellent documentary about the formation of an all-female Taiko-Drumming performance and movement. Please watch them explore some of the work they did crafting a heart-felt and powerful story out of hope and some of the hopes for the film and HERbeat:
This was cathartic and gripping to watch. After so much loss and trudging through a pandemic and into conflict after conflict, this stands as a story of people who draw a hard line for peace, art, creation, and allowing voices to be heard.
Check out a beautiful gallery of stills, the trailer for the documentary, and a chance to support HERbeat at https://www.herbeatfilm.com/.