The Arts and Cultural Events series at Western Carolina University will present the film “SHU-DE!” with director and executive producer Michael Faulkner as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers.

The film will be shown in the theater of A.K. Hinds University Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11. Admission is free.

“SHU-DE!” follows American beatboxer Shodekeh as he embarks on a musical journey to the remote Republic of Tuva in Siberia, where he collaborates and competes with some of the world’s best throat singers. The ancient Tuvan tradition of throat singing involves singing two or more pitches simultaneously.

“SHU-DE!” is Tuvan for “let’s go!” The film is a sensory experience of music and landscape that takes the viewer on a journey through the vastness of Tuva and the human voice.

Faulkner, a Baltimore-based filmmaker and writer, will discuss the film and his work with the audience.

For more information, contact Brandon Lokey, WCU assistant director for campus programs, at 828-227-7206 or by email at