The story of the most important instrument you've never heard of. Port Townsend, Washington is known as the "Mecca of Bowmaking," where five world-renowned bowmakers live and work. They are among the handful of craftspeople who still practice this centuries old trade.
Follow the journey of the "silent servant" of the musical world from the workshops of the Port Townsend masters to France where the modern bow began and to Brazil, home to the imperiled tree from which all bows originate. This is a film that will change the way you hear music.
The Bowmakers will have one showing at the Port Townsend Film Festival on 9/20.
Director Ward Serrill and producer Rocky Friedman will be present (9/27-9/29) for Q&As following each show.