October 2005 Events

Special 3rd I Film Festival Fundraiser
San Francisco Bay Area Film Premiere

With Ustad Zakir Hussain attending in Person


The Speaking Hand (Q&A with Ustad Zakir Hussain after the film)
India, 2004, 104 mins
Sunday October 9th | 2pm
Metreon Action Theater (2nd Floor)
101 Fourth St, San Francisco, CA 94103
( Map )

For more great films, please check out 3rd I's upcoming
San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival

Zakir Hussain is the greatest living exponent of the tabla. Starting as a child prodigy playing traditional music, Zakir expanded the scope of his instrument through his experiments with Indian and Western idioms. THE SPEAKING HAND is the most in-depth record of this living legend at his prime. Features archival concert footage and rare interviews with legends of Indian Classical and World Music including Ustad Alla Rakha, Ravi Shankar, and Mickey Hart.

"The film stays on long after the sounds die out and the images fade from the screen." - Kavita Panjabi, Economic Times

"An exhilarating showcase of the sheer genius of Hussain's talent." - Leela Jacinto, The Sunday Review

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