Award-winning filmmaker gives illustrated talk about most recent work

Leo Eaton.
October 29, 2013

McDaniel College and the Carroll County Public Library host an illustrated lecture with Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Leo Eaton on the making of “Sacred Journeys” for PBS at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 on campus in Decker Auditorium, Lewis Hall of Science. The lecture is free and open to the public.

“Sacred Journeys,” which premieres on PBS in July 2014, takes viewers to four continents to see some of the most celebrated, challenging and spectacular religious pilgrimages. Eaton talks about his experience as series director for “Sacred Journeys,” and shares a preview of the six one-hour programs, hosted by best-selling author and New York Times columnist Bruce Feiler, that follow modern pilgrims on their journeys of faith – on the Hajj to Mecca, in the footsteps of Jesus in the Holy Land, to the Kumbh Mela in India, Lourdes in France, Shikoku in Japan and the Osun Osogbo Festival in Nigeria.

The illustrated lecture is moderated by Mohamed Esa, Foreign Languages professor at McDaniel, with questions submitted by the audience. Esa, who oversees the German and Arabic sections at McDaniel and teaches language, literature, culture and business German classes, organizes international study tours, including “Treasures of Central Europe” to Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary and Austrian being offered during January Term 2014.

Leo Eaton is a British-born independent filmmaker, who has been writing, producing, directing and executive producing television and film in Europe and the United States for more than 30 years. Since 1997, he has run Eaton Creative, Inc., based in New Windsor, Md. His latest work includes “Art & the Mind” hosted and narrated by actress Lisa Kudrow about the crucial impact of the arts on the human brain and “Homeland: Immigration in America” about new immigrants and American citizens who wonder if legal and illegal immigrants threaten their way of life, both broadcast by PBS in 2012. Other recent work includes National Geographic Channel’s Emmy award-winning “Can the Gulf Survive” and British historian Michael Wood’s “The Story of India” for PBS and BBC-TV. Visit eatoncreative.com for more information about Leo Eaton.

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