The Carawans’ work will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 10, at East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St., in a program presented by the Knox County Public Library’s Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound. The program will include a photo exhibit featuring Robert Yellin’s photographs for the Carawan’s 1966 book “Ain’t You Got a Right to the Tree of Life?”; music performed by the Carawan’s son, Evan and music friends Nancy Brennan Strange, Dan Gammon, Steve Horton, and George Reynolds; and videos with rare footage of the Carawans and their projects and a screening of “The Telling Takes Me Home,” a documentary on growing up in the family by the couple’s daughter, Heather Carawan. Admission is free. (Excerpted from Knoxville News Sentinel article by Wayne Bledsoe.)
As part of the Women’s History Month Film Festival, The Telling Takes Me Home will screen on Friday, March 13, 2015 at noon at INTO Marshall University. Sponsored by Marshall Libraries, Appalachian Studies Association, INTO, and Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Gender in Appalachia.
One John Marshall Drive • Huntington, WV 25755 • +1 304 696 INTO (4686)
Keeper of the Beat: A Woman’s Journey into the Heart of Drumming by David L. Brown, (Associate Producer – Heather Carawan) is an hour-long documentary filmed on four continents about the life and music of Barbara Borden, an acclaimed drummer, composer, teacher and peacemaker. The film tells the story, in eloquent words and toe-tapping music, of a woman whose love of drumming has given her courage and inspiration. Borden’s identity unfolds as she grows from a little girl in love with drumming to a world-class percussionist practicing “drumbeat diplomacy.” The film screens on KQED, Channel 9 in the San Francisco Bay Area on July 6th at 6:00 p.m.
Join the East Bay Mills Branch and the Mills College Office of Alumnae Relations for a screening of The Telling Takes Me Home by Mills Alum Heather Carawan – Class of ’91. This short documentary will be followed by a Q&A with the producer. Guests are encouraged.
Lucie Stern Building, Room 107, Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94613