By Laura Ramos, Community Engagement Associate
We are 7 days away from The Big Tell Showcase presented by Bank of America! Central Valley Community Foundation would like to invite the community to join us on Friday, October 25th from 7:00- 9:30 pm at the Tower Theatre as we premiere 10 mini-documentaries produced by 10 filmmakers right here in our region! Tickets are free and required, please click HERE to reserve your seat.
Everyday from now until The Big Tell Showcase we’ll be introducing each one of our filmmakers so you can get to know them and what their film will be about. Today we’d like you to meet Karen Dusek!
Where are you from?
I was born in Plymouth, MA resident of Mariposa CA since 2003
How old are you?
I am 67 years old.
How long have you been in film or a filmmaker/producer?
Three years as an amateur
What’s the name of the film you’ll be showcasing at The Big Tell?
The title is Mariposa Is Music
What county does your film take place in?
How did you decide on your film concept?
I have know Les Marsden for a number of years as a library patron (I work at the Mariposa County Library) and have attended a number of the Symphony Orchestra concerts. I was impressed by the quality of the music, the dedication of the volunteer musicians and Les, as the conductor, and the story of how it all began.
How has the process been for the making of your film?
It has been a great learning experience.
What do you hope the audience at the Showcase takes away from your film?
Most people associate Mariposa with Yosemite, but there is much more to the community than pretty scenery. There is a richness of talent, as well.
Is there something you’d like to share about yourself and/or your film?
I am thankful for this opportunity to share a little piece of what makes Mariposa such a great place to live.
Where can we follow you on social media?