'Live from UB': free screenings of Lauren Knapp's film about Mongolian rock music scene

How Mongolian rock music played a role in the country's development as a new democracy


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You can get a sneak preview of Lauren Knapp's documentary about the Mongolian rock music scene, "Live From UB," this afternoon at the University of Pittsburgh and Thursday night at Biddle's Escape in Wilkinsburg.

The Pittsburgh-based filmmaker, who earned a degree in anthropology and worked for "PBS NewsHour" for four years, explores how Mongolian rock music played a role in the country's development as a new democracy and how a new generation of Mongolians are creating a new kind of rock.

She spent a year living in Mongolia and created 40-plus short videos chronicling the culture and music scenes in urban and rural areas. She wrote about this for the PG's The Next Page on Sept. 30, 2012.

Ms. Knapp will screen several of these shorts, talk about her experiences and share a chapter from her documentary, now in post-production. Her first session will be noon to 1 p.m. today in 4217 Posvar Hall at Pitt, 230 S. Bouquet St. On Thursday, her presentation will be from 8 to 9 p.m. at Biddle's Escape, 401 Biddle Ave. in Wilkinsburg. Both are free.

UB is short for Ulaanbaatar, which is where she lived for a time while researching her project that was supported by a Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship.

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First Published April 10, 2013 4:00 AM


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