The Cary Theater Celebrates Indian Culture with Screenings of Remarkable Journey

CARY, N.C. (March 20, 2017) –The Cary Theater will showcase a locally produced documentary film, “Remarkable Journey,” which chronicles the migration of Asian Indians to North Carolina. The one-hour film premieres in Wake County at The Cary on March 30 at 7 p.m., with additional screenings on April 1 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and April 6 at 2 p.m. Tickets to all screenings are free.

  • Five years in the making, “Remarkable Journey: Founding the Asian Indian Community in North Carolina” has its Cary premiere on March 30 at The Cary Theater.
  • The documentary is produced by Durham resident, Dr. Steven Channing, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker.
  • The film chronicles the growth and impact of Indian culture in the state.
  • Tickets to all screenings are free.

Through lively first-person stories, the film explores the pioneer generation of Indian immigrants to North Carolina, as the world's oldest and largest democracies met here in the midst of the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s and the years following. These energetic newcomers helped fuel the expansion of opportunities in science and business across the Research Triangle and around the state, as they met the challenge of passing the “essence of India” on to their children.

Remarkable Journey portrays the deep multiculturalism that has enabled Indian culture to thrive in North Carolina,” said Joy Ennis, operations and program supervisor for The Cary Theater. “The film celebrates our region’s diversity and features an entertaining narrative about how the Indian community has grown in our state and has survived around the globe for the past 5,000 years.”

The documentary highlights the story of Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Jains, Christians, Jews and others living and working together through respect and determination. Remarkable Journey is aimed for eventual public broadcast as well as distribution with a teaching toolkit to schools across the state. After its screenings in Cary, the film will available to view in homes, temples, mosques and churches, and shared with families in India.

About The Cary Theater

The Cary Theater, located at 122 E. Chatham St. in downtown Cary, lights up downtown with its mission to provide a unique setting for the community to experience art house cinema and live performances that enhance the cultural arts experience in the Town of Cary. Originally constructed in 1946 to serve as the Town’s first indoor movie theater, The Cary was meticulously restored in 2014 to create a vibrant space downtown that offers independent film, live performance comedy and improv, the Six String Presents music series as well as other live events. The Cary is owned by the Town of Cary and operated by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources. For the latest schedule, please visit our website.

Joy Ennis, The Cary Supervisor, (919) 462-2054
Lyman Collins, Cultural Arts Manager, (919) 462-3861
Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Pub. Inf. Officer, (919) 462-3908