Keeper of the Beat:
A Woman's Journey Into the Heart of Drumming
Produced and directed by David L. Brown, three-time Emmy Award-winning filmmaker
"The world premiere of KEEPER OF THE BEAT was the most enthusiastic, raucous, joyous and spiritual screening I have ever witnessed in more than 30 years as a film festival programmer."
- Janis Plotkin, Senior Programmer, Mill Valley Film Festival
“This uplifting and entertaining movie does a wonderful job of capturing Barbara’s warmth, talent and contagious spirit. It will not only be welcomed by an international music loving audience, but also by all those who yearn for a more peaceful, harmonious and compassionate society.”
- Anna Halprin, Pioneering Dancer, Choreographer
The award-winning documentary, filmed on four continents, in which Barbara Borden, acclaimed Mill Valley drummer, composer, teacher and peacemaker, tells her story in eloquent words and toe-tapping music. Keeper of the Beat showcases the unfolding of Borden’s identity as a world-class percussionist and practitioner of “drumbeat diplomacy.”
AFTER THE FILM:
The Buddha and The Beat, a discussion with Barbara Borden and Sylvia Boorstein, author and founding teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center.
Plus, Borden drumming plus Q and A with lmmaker Brown and Borden.