OPENING NIGHT EVENT AND PARTY

WEDNESDAY, MAY 10 • 7:00 | SMITH RAFAEL FILM CENTER

NARI

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS: DIRECTOR/MUSICIAN GINGGER SHANKAR; MUSICIANS CARLO RIBAUX AND VIVEK MADDALA

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DocLands kicks off with the California Premiere of Gingger Shankar’s NARI, a stunning short documentary blending film, archival footage and animation that will be accompanied by a live, original musical score featuring vocals, Indian percussion and Shankar’s unique double violin, with Carlo Ribaux on drums and Vivek Maddala on guitar and keyboards. The film and performance will be followed by a Q&A with all of the performers and the DocLands Opening Night Party.

NARI tells the life stories of Lakshmi Shankar and her daughter Viji, two extraordinary artists who helped bring Indian music to the West in the 1970s through their close collaborations with Ravi Shankar, the world-famous Indian composer and musician, and The Beatles’ George Harrison. Viji’s daughter, Gingger Shankar, presents this unique multimedia project as a posthumous tribute to her mother and grandmother.

A portion of the proceeds from the NARI event will go to the Sacred Stone Legal Defense Fund, an organization that Gingger has been heavily involved with, which supports the legal defense of the water protectors who are resisting the Dakota Access oil pipeline through non-violent direct action at the Sacred Stone Camp, a spiritual and cultural camp on the Standing Rock Reservation.

DOCLANDS OPENING NIGHT EVENT & PARTY
Wednesday, 10 May
Screening & Performance :  7:00  |  Smith Rafael Film Center
Party:  9:00 – 11:00 | Maple Lawn Terrace at the Elks Lodge, San Rafael