Spring Showcase 2023
Announcing The 12th SDAFF Spring Showcase Audience Award Winner
May 3, 2023
Congratulations to FINDING HER BEAT for winning the 12th SDAFF Spring Showcase’s Audience Award. The win continues a long tradition of documentary films taking the Spring Showcase’s sole prize. Previous documentary winners include Free Chol Soo Lee (2022), Try Harder! (2021), Minding the Gap (2018), Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2017), The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (2016), To Be Takei (2014), and Harana (2013).
The film screening on Saturday, April 22, 2023 featured a Q&A with film subjects Jennifer Weir and Tiffany Tamaribuchi, local artist Diana Wu of Naruwan Taiko and a live taiko performance.
About the film: If revolutions awaken to the beat of taiko drums, brace yourselves for the big one. Follow taiko drummers from two continents as they defy the male-dominated art form to put together an all-star women-centered concert led by the passionate and visionary Korean adoptee Jennifer Weir. Like surprising beauty emanating from a cracked geode, these artists channel long-quieted feelings into pounding, brilliant energy, and ordinary lives reverberate to heart-thumping beats as if marching off to war.