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?

Mariposa County

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?
Facebook:  karendusek 

Follow CVCF on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for more updates on The Big Tell. Also check out last year’s films on our YouTube channel. We’ll see you at The Big Tell!