Face2Face with David Peck
The Beatles, Love & Inner Peace
Paul Saltzman and Face2Face host David Peck talk about his new film Meeting The Beatles in India, John Lennon and following your heart, politics, civil rights and
how storytelling can do magical things and what it might mean to look for inner peace.
Visit Paul’s other sites: Moving Beyond Prejudice and Prom Night in Mississippi
Filmmaker Paul Saltzman retraces his journey of 50 years ago when he spent a life-changing time with the Beatles at the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram on the
banks of the Ganges River. In 1968, he discovered his own soul, learned meditation, which changed his life, and hung out with John, Paul, George and Ringo.
Fifty years later, he finds “Bungalow Bill” in Hawaii; connects with David Lynch about his own inner journey; as well as preeminent Beatles historian, Mark Lewisohn;
Academy Award nominated film composer, Laurence Rosenthal; and Pattie and Jenny Boyd. And much of this is due to Saltzman’s own daughter, Devyani, reminding
him that he had put away and forgotten these remarkably intimate photographs of that time in 1968.
Narration by: Morgan Freemam
Executive Producer: David Lynch & Others
Paul Saltzman is a two-time Emmy Award-winning, Toronto-based director-producer of over 300 film and television productions. In 1968, he learned meditation at the
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram in India, an experience that changed his life. There, he photographed the Beatles, Jane Asher, Cynthia Lennon, Pattie Boyd
Harrison, Maureen Starkey, Mia Farrow, Donovan, Mal Evans and Mike Love.
In 1968-69 he assisted in the birth of a new film format as second-unit director and production manager of the first IMAX film. He later attended the original Woodstock
Music Festival, produced a Leonard Cohen concert tour, and made his first film, a documentary on Bo Diddley. In 2000, Viking Penguin released Paul’s first book, The
Beatles in Rishikesh. In early 2006 Paul created the Deluxe Limited-Edition box set, ‘The Beatles in India’.
Today, Paul continues to make films; leads small tour groups to India; and does film screenings and workshops worldwide on the Beatles, Moving Beyond Prejudice,
Meditation, Maximizing Creativity, Conflict Resolution and Nonviolent Communication, and Overcoming Performance Anxiety.
Image Copyright and Credit: Paul Saltzman.
For more information about David Peck’s podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit his site here.
With thanks to Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.