Finding Her BeatDirected by Dawn Mikkelson, Keri Pickett
Opening Night Film, 2023 Seattle Asian American Film Festival
Official Selection, 2022 DOC NYC
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.
Screening will be followed by a Q&A with film subjects, and a live taiko performance featuring local artists including Naruwan Taiko’s Diana Wu, who is featured in the documentary.