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Creativity, Spirituality, and Meeting The Beatles in India

Date: Mar. 16, 2020 – Mar. 16, 2020

Time: 7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.

Location: Trafalgar Road Campus, 1430 Trafalgar Road, Oakville (Internal)

In 1968, Paul Saltzman learned meditation at the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram in India, an experience that changed his life. There, he met and photographed the Beatles, Mia Farrow, Donovan, and others.

This evening of conversation features a screening of Paul’s newest film, Meeting the Beatles in India, which is a personal story of spiritual awakening, a commentary on the potential of transcendental meditation, and a document that provides an insider’s look at a period of unparalleled creativity by The Fab Four.

This free and public event is an instalment from The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences’ C² = Creativity Calendar, an initiative bringing noted speakers and activities related to creativity to the Sheridan community throughout the Winter 2020 term.

Please note that seating is on a first come, first served basis. Spaces are limited, so be sure to register early to avoid disappointment.

For more information and to register for tickets, please visit our Eventbrite page.

About Paul Saltzman

Paul Saltzman is a two-time Emmy Award-winning, Toronto-based film and television director-producer known for over 300 productions. He’s also known worldwide as an educator and mentor.

He began his film and television career at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as a researcher, interviewer and on-air host, and then moved to the National Film Board of Canada. In 1967, he interviewed American inventor and visionary Buckminster Fuller, who would later say that he believed “the ‘60s generation was a lost generation,” until he met Saltzman.

In 1968-69, he assisted in the birth of a new film format as a second-unit director and production manager of the first IMAX film, produced for the Osaka 1970 World's Fair. In 1969, he attended the Woodstock Music Festival, later producing a Leonard Cohen concert tour as well as producing and directing his first film, a documentary on Bo Diddley.

He has produced television series like My Secret Identity, Matrix and Max Glick. He also executive produced Martha, Ruth & Edie as well as Sam & Me, which received an Honorable Mention in competition for the Camera d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

In 2000, Viking Penguin released Paul’s first book, The Beatles in Rishikesh. In 2006, Paul created a deluxe Limited Edition Box-Set, The Beatles in India.

He has taught and mentored over 100,000 people across Canada, the United States, and in 6 countries, in person and via the internet. Paul is a member of the Director's Guild of Canada and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.

Learn more about Paul Saltzman.

This open-to-the-public event is for anyone interested in exploring creativity, and is a must for Beatles fans.

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