Piano to Zanskar; A Documentary Screening
Tue Jul 19 2022 at 07:00 pm to 08:30 pmUTC-04:00
The Carolina Theatre | Durham, NC
About this Event
About the film:
Piano to Zanskar is an award-winning British documentary film which tells the story of Desmond O'Keeffe, also known as Mr Gentle, a 65-year old piano tuner who embarks on an impossible mission.
Facing his future in retirement, "sitting in deck chairs and eating lemon drizzle cake", Desmond decides instead to take on the most challenging and perilous delivery of his four decade career: transporting a 100 year-old, 80 kilo, Broadwood and Sons upright piano, from bustling London to the remote heart of the Indian Himalayas.
Setting off from his busy workshop in Camden Town, and enlisting the help of two young and eager apprentices, Desmond’s ambitious destination is a primary school in Lingshed, Zanskar. At 14,000 feet above sea level, it is one of the most isolated settlements in the world. (https://pianotozanskar.com/thefilm/)
About your host:
is a nonprofit celebrating 20 years of service. Since 2002, Musical Empowerment has offered free music lessons to children from marginalized communities. Our college volunteers not only teach music lessons but also transform their student's relationship with music! Students with a mentor are more likely to graduate high school, attend college and become mentors themselves.
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Where is it happening?The Carolina Theatre, 309 West Morgan Street, Durham, United States
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